Submitted by: Courtney

3 cups water
2 cups dried brown lentils
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 cup diced onion
2/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine water, lentils, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes. Drain lentils in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.

Combine lentils and diced onion in an 11×7-inch baking dish. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, reserved cooking liquid, ketchup, and the remaining ingredients. Pour the ketchup mixture over the lentil mixture, stirring to combine. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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