bbq lentils over cheese grits with a broccoli robe garnish

BBQ Lentils over Cheese Grits

  • Author: Rosalynn Daniels
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


BBQ Lentils

2c Raw Lentils

6c Vegetable Broth

1 Bay Leaf

1c Diced Carrots

1 White Onion (diced)

1 1/2c Barbecue Sauce

1/2tbs Avocado Oil

1/4tsp Salt

1/4tsp Pepper

1/4tsp Smoked Paprika


3 1/2c Cooked Grits

1/4c Dairy- Free Milk of choice

2tbs Vegan Butter

1c Vegan Cheddar (shredded)

1/2c Vegan Parmesan 


In a large pot, bring lentils, vegetable broth, and bay leaf to a boil.

Let simmer uncovered for about 30-35 minutes or until lentils are tender.

While your lentils are cooking start working on your sauce.

In a large skillet, heat 1/2tbs avocado oil over medium heat.

Sauté your onion and carrots with salt, pepper, smoked paprika until carrots are soft and onions are translucent.

 Add barbecue sauce and give it a good stir.

Drain lentils and reserve the cooking water.

Pour sauce over your lentils and mix well. If you find that your sauce is too thick, just add a little bit of your cooking water to thin it out.

To make your grits, mix all Grits ingredients until cheese and butter has completed melted.

Serve your lentils over grits.

  • Category: Plant Based
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Dinner


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 422
  • Sugar: 9.6g
  • Sodium: 1160.9mg
  • Fat: 12.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 58.3g
  • Fiber: 10.7g
  • Protein: 20.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0