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Barbecue Baked Lentils

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4 c. water
2 c. dried brown lentils
½ tsp. salt, divided
1 c. onions, diced
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
½ c. ketchup
½ c. maple syrup
¼ c. prepared mustard
½ tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. allspice
¼ tsp. black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine water, lentils and ¼ teaspoon salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes. Drain lentils in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooked liquid. Combine lentils, diced onions and chopped red pepper in an 11- by 7-inch baking dish. Combine ¼ teaspoon salt, reserved cooking liquid, ketchup and the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour the ketchup mixture over the lentil mixture, stirring to combine. Bake at 350 F for one hour.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup
Servings Per Container 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories  240 Calories From Fat 
% Daily Value *
Total Fat  1.5
Saturated Fat 
Trans Fat   
Sodium  490 mg
Total Carbohydrate  45 g
Dietary Fiber  8 g
Protein  14 g  
Vitamin A   % Vitamin C   %
Calcium  % Iron  3 mg%
* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
   Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300g 375g
   Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
      Fat 9   •   Carbohydrate 4   •   Protein 4