|no meat in sight...|
All this to say that I've been trying more and more meatless recipes to reach this decrease in my own consumption of meat: I give you a heart-warming, vegetable-packed, rough but oh, so tasty bake!
(recipe adapted from Tinned Tomatoes)
2 onions, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 red bell peppers, chopped
1 aubergine, in cubes
1Kg potatoes, in cubes
-- and yes, potatoes are vegetables! (botanically at least)
500g can tomato sauce (I used one with olives)
500ml vegetable stock / water
4 tbsp tomato puree
salt and pepper / persil / coriander
250g block Halloumi cheese, cubed
Preheat oven at 200 degrees C.
Parboil the potatoes.
In a large, deep pan, lightly fry onions and garlic. Add peppers and aubergine and keep stirring until they are soft. Add tomato sauce, puree, lentils and stock/water. Mix well and bring to boil, then simmer for another 20 minutes. Add condiments to your taste.
Pour mixture in oven dish, add the potatoes and top with halloumi. Bake for about 20 minutes, until cheese is golden brown.
This is proper mouth-watering food, comforting and soul-soothing... Dig in and enjoy the last days of summer!
This post is my entry into Weekend Cooking, a weekly event hosted by Beth Fish Reads. For more information, see the welcome post.