This is the dish (pottage) that Jacob sold to his brother, Esau, in exchange
for his birthright. Genesis 25:29. This is a one-dish meal that is good served with
yogurt and/or finely chopped cucumber and tomato.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large onions, quartered and sliced
1 cup red lentils
3 cups water
1/2 cup cracked wheat, coarsely cut or 1/2 cup orzo
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Fry onions in oil in a saucepan until very dark brown.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat 1/2 hour or until tender.