Mexican flavours are very popular with all ages, in this
dish the spices are mild and tasty rather than hot, add more chilli
if you want more zing, as it is, our kids love this one pan meal
with cheesy scones or bread to dunk in it. Lentils are a good
source of protein, iron and fibre and contain no fat; they cook
quickly giving this soup a thick satisfying, hearty
In a large saucepan heat the oil, add the onions and garlic and
cook until light golden.
Mix in 3 tsp of the Mexican seasoning then add tomatoes, stock,
tomato paste, lentils and sugar.
Bring to the boil and stir, then reduce the temperature and
simmer for 45 minutes. Add chopped fresh herbs and garnish with a
dollop of sour cream.
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The Mexican seasoning mix once made can be used to season mince
for Mexican meals or added to potato wedges or refried beans for
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