Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with BBQ Lentils

4 medium sweet potatoes
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup dried green lentils
1 cup pure tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
1 cup water
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
½ to 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon sriracha or more to taste
olive oil

Tahini sauce
2 tablespoon tahini
¼ cup yogurt
⅛ teaspoon salt

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash and brush the sweet potatoes, pat them dry with a dish towel.
  3. Prick each potato a few times with a knife and wrap each one loosely with foil.
  4. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour, or until the sweet potatoes are soft.

BBQ Lentils

  1. Heat two teaspoons of olive oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the garlic and cook on medium heat for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, water, maple syrup, mustard, smoked paprika, salt and lentils.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and let simmer for about 25-30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the sriracha, to taste.

Tahini Sauce
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Add more water if needed to thin out.

Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, and slice them lengthwise down the center. Expand the sides a little bit and top with about ⅓ cup of the bbq lentils. Drizzle with tahini sauce.

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