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Camellia Brand
a plate of LH Savory Lentils

LH’s Savory Lentils

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This family recipe has been featured on the Lentils bag for decades and was a favorite of Gordon Hayward, 2nd generation bean enthusiast.


  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Lentils
  • 1 quart cold water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 large onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or bacon fat
  • A few drops of your favorite hot sauce


  1. Rinse and sort lentils.
  2. Cover lentils with water, and simmer in covered pan for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until tender but not broken.
  3. Drain lentils and return 1 cup of the cooking liquid to them, or if necessary, add enough water to the liquid to make 1 cup.
  4. Cook onion for a few minutes in olive oil or bacon fat.
  5. Add onions to the lentils, cook for about 15 minutes, and stir gently so lentils are not broken.
  6. Add a few drops of hot sauce and/or salt if needed.

Ingredients used in this Recipe

onions lentils hot sauce