- If you'd like to cook up the onions and garlic before adding them to the slow cooker to add more depth of flavour, you can certainly do so. Add some olive oil to a pan or the slow cooker if your crock pot has a "sautee" function and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until fragrant.
- Use dry green lentils for best results. If you use red split lentils, they will turn out mushy. We want the lentils to retain their shape to resemble the texture of a meat sauce.
- The lentils tend to absorb the liquid the longer that it sits which means that the sauce can get quite thick. If you want to thin out your sauce or make it more creamy, add a bit more broth or coconut milk. Add some additional spices to compensate if you do add more liquid.
- If you want the lentil bolognese sauce to have more heat, increase the amount of red pepper flakes, adding a small amount at a time, until desired level of heat is achieved.
Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 920mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 826IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 5mg