Solar Lentil Pot Pie

After yesterday’s lentil mush, I thought I’d try one of my favorite crock pot lentil recipes to see how it would convert for the solar cooker.

I originally tried this recipe from crockpot360, and with a few changes it has served me well. I prefer red lentils, but I suppose any kind would work.

Lentil Pot Pie

1/2 cup red lentils (uncooked)

Chopped vegetables. I like carrots, peas, corn, green beans, and potato. Frozen works.

1/2 tsp marjoram

1/2 tsp thyme

2 T almond milk

Mix together the above ingredients. Put into glass baking dish.

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Mix together the sauce and add to the dish.

Sauce:

3 T gluten-free flour

1/2 cup almond milk

1 cup water

Salt and pepper

Add the sauce to the dish and bake till creamy (about an hour) then add the crust.

Crust:

2 cups Gluten-free biscuit mix

1/2 cup applesauce

3/4 cup milk

1 T sugar

Mix the crust and then put globs of it around the top and smear together. Cook uncovered for another half hour or until cooked.

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Rating: OK. My son loved it. I was not as impressed as I had been with the crock pot version. The problem with how I cook is that there are so many variables that change each time that I never know exactly what went wrong. I think a little more milk and a little less cooking would have helped. The crust was definitely overcooked. I am still learning when I can just leave things in the solar cooker and when time matters. Maybe some other time I’ll try this again and see if I have any better luck!

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