Brown lentils prove that not all lentils are created equally. While red lentils are great for soups because they break down, brown lentils are great for hearty main or side dishes because they hold their shape while cooking. Brown lentils also have a bit stronger flavor than those of the green and red lentils which makes them a perfect match for vegetables and seasonings.
These lentils are great as a dish on their own, used in stews, or even a salad topper. The Kitchn offers great advice on how to cook lentils (and a warning that the older the lentils, the longer the cook time. )
My recipes for Brown Lentils: