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Clean Eating Kale, Lentil and Pork Ragu

Clean Eating Kale, Lentil and Pork Ragu

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I don’t often buy red meat, but when I do I like to make sure we eat it in small amounts. Adding lentils and extra vegetables is a great way to bulk out a meal and give it added nutrients. It also makes the meal go a lot further and saves you money too.

This Clean Eating Kale, Lentil and Pork Ragu is one of my favourite recipes and it’s all thanks to the lentils. I love lentils and these tiny protein packed brown lentils are the best. They are Cooks and Co and I get them in a tin, ready to eat from Ocado. They are packed in water with no added salt or sugar and cost around 69p – bargain!

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This Clean Eating Kale, Lentil and Pork Ragu is one of my favourite recipes and it's all thanks to the lentils. I love lentils and these tiny protein packed brown lentils are the best.

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  1. Put the oil into a saucepan and add the diced onion and kale and cook on a low heat for 2-3 minutes until softened a little.
  2. Add the pork mince and stir to prevent it sticking.
  3. Once the pork is cooked through (all white, no pink) mince in 2 cloves of garlic and add the basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion granules and sea salt.
  4. Give it a stir and let it cook for about 30 seconds before adding the chopped tomatoes and water,
  5. Bring to the boil.
  6. Once bubbling, turn the heat down a little and let it bubble away for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. After 20 minutes, turn the heat down to low and add the drained, rinsed tin of lentils. Stir and cover for 5 minutes until the lentils have heated through. (Stir occasionally to ensure the lentils don't stick to the bottom of the pan).
  8. Serve with wholegrain pasta of choice (I used wholewheat tagliatelle) or serve on top of a baked sweet potato with a large side salad.

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    Clean Eating Pork Apple and Sage Meatballs – The Kitchen Shed
    26th February 2014 at 11:11 am

    […] had planned to make Clean Eating Kale, Lentil and Pork Ragu this week but when I came to make it I realised I had none of my favourite brown lentils in stock. […]

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    Lucie
    11th March 2014 at 12:49 am

    This is so tasty, however do you add any corn starch to help thicken the sauce? My sauce seems really watery, it could be due to not using the chopped tomatoes from a carton as they only seem to sell chopped tomatoes in tins.

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      The Kitchen Shed
      11th March 2014 at 7:48 am

      Hmmm… I haven’t ever needed to use corn starch to thicken it. I guess the tomatoes could have made a diffenece, but probably not likely. Was it a 400g tin? The only thing I can suggest is to simmer it for longer, or over a higher heat, but I will redo the recipe to double check the measurements are correct. I’m glad it tasted good though!

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    Jane Taylor
    15th June 2015 at 4:23 pm

    That looks great I shall try that tommies

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    Katie Haslop
    15th June 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Salmon, Prawns and spinach curry – very tasty

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    Sophie Bowley
    15th June 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Is that done with one of those spiral machines? x

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    Sandie Mondon Thomas
    15th June 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Summertime salmon and quinoa

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    Walter White
    15th June 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I ordered this one today, came recommended and a good price 🙂 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00PGRJTWC/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?pc_redir=T1&ref_=cm_sw_r_awd_cUSFvbK5ASHB0

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    Angela Huckle
    15th June 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Roast dinner for us (chicken)

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    Angelika Zsiros Omar
    15th June 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Having quinoa salad with feta

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    Helen Hopkins
    15th June 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Yummy we had tom pastas lol tinned tomato carrot onion mushrooms and wholemeal spaghetti then homemade garlic chiabata slice x

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    Laura Currie
    15th June 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I made the turkey burgers for the first time n added wee bita kale to the mix, delic!! X

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    Donna Homer
    15th June 2015 at 5:21 pm

    That looks amazing we intend to get one of those peelers very soon is it just courgette or do u mix it in with noodles or pasta??

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      The Kitchen Shed
      15th June 2015 at 6:18 pm

      This was just courgette today but you could add anything you fancied 🙂

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      Donna Homer
      15th June 2015 at 7:24 pm

      wow cool nope i think we will try it out on our low carb day 🙂 looks like some very colourful food experiments comiing up cant wait! have you seen it anywhere other than lakeland??

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    Katie Waters
    15th June 2015 at 5:38 pm

    We had chicken (leftover from the roast) rocket and pesto quinoa salad. Best bit was this morning my 4 yr old threw a tantrum about not liking quinoa, this evening she asked for seconds. I did have to tell her the rocket was spinach though.

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      The Kitchen Shed
      15th June 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Hahaha! Bless her, that is so brilliant! ❤️

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      Katie Waters
      15th June 2015 at 6:20 pm

      Omg, just realised she’s actually 5, they must stop this growing malarkey!

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    Shelley Nightingale
    15th June 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Paprika chicken, roasted butternut squash & aubergine with brown rice

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    Laura Woodward
    15th June 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Beef chilli but with lots of beans to fill me up, with brown rice 😉

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    Donna Philp
    15th June 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Stuffed peppers (brown rice, butter beans, onion, garlic, chilli, chopped mushrooms, chicken stock and a bit of cheese), roasted butternut squash and salmon

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    Tracie Edwards
    15th June 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Turkey mince,passatta and garlic, courgette spaghetti and roasted veg 🙂

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    Amanda Graham
    15th June 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Let’s just say I’m having a bad day! Need to work on my willpower

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    Gillian Cowan Bromley
    15th June 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Do tinned tomatoes as an ingredient still count as clean? If so I had been and lentil enchiladas – oh wait tortillas from shop won’t be? It was yummy though

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    Jo Tresidder
    15th June 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Left over pulled pork & spinach in a wrap… Just what I needed after boot camp!

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    Kathryn Morgans
    15th June 2015 at 9:13 pm

    We had chilli- would have had it with courgette spaghetti but forgot to buy them this week so I had sainsburys wholewheat spelt spaghetti instead.

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    Anna Bourne
    15th June 2015 at 9:47 pm

    And the recipes keep rolling in…Emma Lyons…..

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    Jill Metcalfe
    15th June 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Wholewheat penne with turkey mince and lentil bolognese. Made a batch yesterday and it was perfect after rushing about this evening after work. Very homey!

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    Julia Parker
    16th June 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Look sooooo good

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    Fiona
    4th May 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Wow!! Love this. I know that this is going to become a regular meal in our household.
    Both myself and my two kids (age 5 &7) loved this recipe. Thank you 🙂

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