Lentils with Chorizo11 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 35 min
- Ready In: 50 min
“This is a quick, easy Mexican dinner. Serve with warm tortillas.” - by SB
Original recipe yields 5 servings
- Rinse lentils; place in large pot. Pour enough water into the pot to cover the lentils by 2 inches; add the chicken bouillon cube to the pot. Bring to simmer; cook until lentils are just tender, about 20 minutes.
- While lentils are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chorizo until brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan. In the same pan, lightly fry bacon until cooked but still soft, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon, leaving drippings in pan. Chop bacon.
- Cook the tomato, tomatillo, onion, and garlic in the bacon fat until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the water and cilantro; transfer mixture to a blender. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the mixture moving before leaving it on to puree until smooth.
- Stir the pureed vegetables, cooked chorizo, cooked bacon, and cumin into the lentils and cooking water. Stir over medium heat until hot, about 5 minutes. Serve in bowls; top each bowl with a teaspoon of cotija cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
Amount Per Serving (5 total)
- 528 cal
- 35.1 g
- 27.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (11)Rate This Recipe
"I am the submitter of this recipe and I would like to clarify a few things about it. Do not drain the excess liquid in the lentils!!! It is supposed to be like a soup. Also, make sure your tomatillo..." See more is ripe or it will be sour! If you follow these directions the recipe should turn out how its supposed to."
"Not a fan of Lentil soup so I wanted to find something else to do with my lentils, this is it! Awesome and delicious. I made several substitutions, based on what was in the kitchen. I used a can of Ro..." See moretel Mexican Lime & Cilantro tomatoes rather than the roma and tomatillo. Chicken stock rather than bouillon. I also used shallots rather than white onion, because it is what I had. Still came out GREAT!! Next time I will plan better and follow the recipe, but this goes to show that you have a LOT of leeway with this recipe."
"This is an unusual and interesting dish. I used almost every part of the recipe exactly except Cotija (it's difficult to find in some places), substituting it for Pepper Jack. I also added another c..." See moreup of water during the final cookdown process (I found the initial mix didn't have enough liquid for a stew consistency). A few final thoughts: the tomatillos provide a sour note that may not sit well for some alongside the starchy lentils. If that's the case, use half a tomatillo. Also, on second trials of this recipe I used a can of tomatoes with green chiles instead of a roma. This is a quick substitute. Finally, I'd be interested to see if anyone is brave enough to substitute black beans for lentils."
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