*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                               Lentil Loaf
 
 Recipe By     : Net
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Grains                           Legumes
                 Low-Fat                          Main Dishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          lentils -- rinsed
    1                    bay leaf
    1      cup           bulgur
    1      cup           bread crumbs -- soft whole-wheat sof
    1                    egg -- or 2 whites, beaten
    1      tablespoon    ketchup
    1      medium        onion -- chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- crushed
    1      teaspoon      dried thyme
    2      teaspoons     dried oregano
    1      teaspoon      dried tarragon
                         salt and pepper to taste
    3      tablespoons   tomato paste -- or tomato sauce
 
 
 Cook lentils and bay leaf in pot with 6 cups water.  Bring to a boil,
 reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are soft and water has been
 absorbed, about 45 min.
 
 Combine bulgur and 2 cups water in  a med. saucepan.  Bring to a boil,
 reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 min.
 Preheat oven to 350F.  Transfer lentils to a large mixing bowl.  Add
 bulgur, and remaining ingredients except tomato paste or sauce.  Mix well
 with your hands until thoroughly combined.  Pat mixture into a 9 loaf pan.
 
 Bake for 40 min. until firm but not dry.  During last minutes of baking,
 brush top with tomato paste or sauce.  Let cool for 15 min.  Cut into slices
 and serve warm
 
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