crock pot lentil bolognese ~vegan~
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced (or ½ onion)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 12oz container white mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup organic tomato paste
  • 1 28 oz. can diced organic tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add shallot and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant. Stir in celery, carrots, mushrooms and sauté until mushrooms have cooked down and are slightly golden. Add wine and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed. Transfer mixture to a crock pot.
  2. Add lentils, vegetable broth, tomato paste, canned diced tomatoes and seasonings. Cook on high for 4 hours or until lentils are soft.
  3. Serve over pasta, zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.
Recipe by BeginWithin Nutrition at
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