So it seems as readers of this blog would rather have recipes without photos than no recipes at all. Whew, that’s a relief. Hopefully I’ll find my camera sooner rather than later, but I will happily accommodate in the meantime.
Here’s the quick and easy Glorious One-Pot Meal I threw together on Monday night this week, sans photos.
First I sprayed the inside and lid of my Dutch oven with olive oil. Then I poured in 1/2 cup of dry red lentils and 3/4 cup water and swirled it around a bit. Out of the freezer came 2 enormous frozen turkey burgers (from Costco) and 1 bag of Cascadian Farms Chinese-style mixed vegetables. (The turkey burgers were so big that I had to use my 3 1/2-quart Dutch oven to fit them.)
Back to the pot: first the lentils and the water, then the turkey burgers. I smeared a few tablespoons of Kim’s Spicy Peanut Sauce (they make great teriyaki sauce, too!) over the burgers, then dumped in the frozen vegetables and drizzled them with another Tbsp. or so. That’s it.
I smelled the telltale aroma around 35 minutes, but I was busy so I let it go until 45 minutes. Because I let it go so long, the red lentils became really mushy, with the consistency of mashed potatoes, which my husband and the kids loved. Everything else was just fine, and the vegetables were not mushy, but I added more Spicy Peanut Sauce before eating. Even though I felt like it wasn’t spicy enough, it was certainly on the spicy side for the kids, adventurous eaters though they are, and they had difficulty eating the vegetables (they did fine with the turkey burger). Can’t please everyone all the time.