Lentils with Ground Beef and Rice

Lentils with Ground Beef and Rice This is a recipe I learned from my grandma and mom and adapted to my tastes. I absolutely love it. I like it thick and creamy so before adding the ground beef make sure you like the consistency of the lentils and rice. If it’s too soupy for your tastes, eliminate some of the water.


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 40 mins

    TOTAL : 4 hrs

    SERVING : 5

    YIELD : 5 servings

  • Place lentils in a bowl and cover with cold water. Soak for at least 4 hours.

  • Drain lentils and put in a large pot with 5 cups water and bouillon cube; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Add rice and simmer until rice and lentils are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper; saute until onion is golden brown and tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add ground beef; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 7 to 9 minutes. Add paprika and cook for 1 more minute.

  • Add meat mixture to lentils and rice. Simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.

Per Serving: 474 calories; protein 27.8g; carbohydrates 41.5g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 54.8mg; sodium 267.6mg.