If you are stuck for ideas on what to cook today, this is a great alternative if you don’t eat meat or you fancy a change from meat.
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1/2 red onion
1 carrot finely chopped into small pieces
1 clove of garlic crushed
1tbsp tomato puree
400g can chopped tomatoes
1tsp dried thyme
75g dried split lentils
350ml vegetable stock
white and sweet potatoes for the mash
25g cheddar cheese grated
Peel the potatoes and place in a pan of water, but do not set off cooking yet.
Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and carrot and cook for 8-10 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
Add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and thyme.
Set off your pan of potatoes to cook.
Stir in the lentils, vegetable stock, then simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the mixture is reduced and creamy.
Preheat the oven to 200 / Gas 7
Pour the lentil mixture into an ovenproof dish and spread out evenly.
Mash the potatoes and spread evenly over the lentil mixture.
Sprinkle over the grated cheese.
Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes until crisp and golden.
Serve immediately with any other vegetables of your choice.
Hope you enjoy it if you give it a try.