Sunday, September 8, 2013

Red Lentil & Tortilla Bake

Although when I first thought of having my bake off I was very tempted to do only cookies & cakes, I realise that baking extents past sweets! Shame really!!!
So today I bring you another savoury "baked" recipe.

This time in the form of "pie". Of course I mean pastry-less pie ;-)


RED LENTIL AND TORTILLA BAKE
You'll need:

Lentil mixture:
1 cup red lentils
1 x 400g can diced tomatoes
2 cups water
1 onion, chopped
1/2 capsicum, seeded and chopped
2 sticks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon chili
1/2 teaspoon paprika

4 tortilla wraps
tomato paste
dried thyme

Place all the above ingredient from the lentil mixture list in a pressure cooker**. 
Bring to full pressure and then cook for approx 15 minutes. (Note that pressure cookers can vary so check your manual for a recommended time for cooking red lentils.)
Place on tortilla in the bottom of a circular casserole dish. Pour one third of the lentil mixture over the top. Repeat the layering process until you have three layers of tortilla and lentils.
Place the last tortilla on the top & spread the top tortilla with tomato paste and sprinkle with dried thyme.
Bake in a preheated 200C oven for 20 minutes until browned on top and warmed through.

Now that's my kind of pie :D

Hints: You can pre-make this pie and store it in the fridge. If you choose to do this you will need to lower the oven temperature and cook for a bit longer to completely warm it through.

*Note that if you don't own a pressure cooker you can still make this mixture on a stove top, it will just take longer. *

10 comments:

  1. Love red lentils! I hope to try this soon-bookmarked :)

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  2. Looks like a slice of healthy, comfort food!

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  3. Yumza! That is one pile of delicious vegan pie! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy MoFo!

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    1. mmmmmmm i do love vegan "pies"!
      Thanks!

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  4. I love baked tortillas - have done this with chilli non carne but not with lentils - must try

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    1. I reckon a tortilla stack with any kind of filling is delicious - they are fav's in our home :-)

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  5. HI Sandy, where did you get the Red Lentils from ? I've checked the local Safeway & Coles but couldn't find them ??

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    1. Hi Susanne, I'm surprised that you haven't been able to find them in regular grocery stores - that is where I get mine from. They are often stored on the bottom shelves near the canned soup and with the packet soup mix.

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