I’ve been looking for easy one pot recipes for a while especially looking after two small children sometimes I just need ease but I don’t want to compromise on flavour. I spotted this recipe on a blog and modified a teeny tiny bit to make it even easier: https://itdoesnttastelikechicken.com/the-best-ever-lentil-ragu/
It tasted superb, really deep flavours which was a surprise. There was next to no preparation, just opening some cans, no chopping, no frying onions and garlic, no standing over the hob for half an hour and hardly any washing up. My kind of dish when I’m knackered or frazzled out by toddler demands!
Lentil Ragu for 2 and a hungry toddler
1 teaspoon liquid smoke or 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Serve with spaghetti
This is the easiest sauce ever! Put all the ingredients in a deep heavy pan and bring up to simmering and keep on a low simmer until it is the thickness you desire. I like it to be thick so it coats the pasta well. Stir regularly to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom. Mine took about 25 mins. Spoon over your hot spaghetti and enjoy.