Vegan Wagon Lentil Tomato Sauce

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About the Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Red lentils

  • 1 cup Brown lentils

  • 6 cups Vegetable stock

  • 800ml  Chopped tomatoes (jarred)

  • 2 tbsp.  Tomato paste

  • 1 large Onion(chopped roughly)

  • 1 hd Cauliflower

  • 2 Carrot (peeled and chopped)

  • 3 Celery stalks (chopped roughly)

  • 1 tbsp. Garlic

  • 1 handful  basil (chopped)

  • 1 tbsp. Flat leaf parsley (chopped)

  • 1 tsp. Oregano (chopped)

  • 2 red Sweet bell peppers

  • 1 cup Mushrooms

  • 750ml tomato puree (strained)

Preparation

  1. Place a thick bottomed stainless steal pot on the stove on low heat with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil

  2. In a food processor place the cauliflower, carrots, onions and mushrooms, pulse together and place into the pot to start and sauté.

  3. Dice the celery and the peppers into small pieces (brunoise) and add to the pot of vegetables

  4. Add the pureed garlic and tomato paste.

  5. Cook for 2-4 minutes until the veggies start to soften

  6. Add the lentils, vegetable stock, and tomatoes to the pot and simmer until the red lentils start to break down.

  7. Season with salt and pepper.

  8. Remove 3 cups of the mixture with as little liquid as possible and place into a separate bowl

  9. Puree the rest of the sauce until it is the consistency that you like for tomato sauce and add the strained tomato

  10. Add back the 3 cups of veggies along with the herbs

  11. Adjust seasoning