Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lentil Stew

This stew is really flavorful and good for you.  One other thing I like about this stew is, it is rather quick to make for a stew.  It is meat free but, you won't miss the meat and it keeps well in the fridge for 3 or 4 days.

1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
2 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 large onion, cut into chunks
1 carrot, sliced
1 potato, peeled and cut into chunks
5 cups of water
1 cup of diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cup of brown lentils

Combine the garlic powder, paprika, salt, cumin, oregano, and basil in a small bowl.  Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat, add the garlic, onion, carrot, and potato.  Stir in half of the seasoning mixture.  Cook stirring frequently, for 7 mminutes or until the onions are tender.

Add 5 cups of water, tomatoes,and lentils.  Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer with the pot lid askew for 30 minutes.  Add the remaining seasoning mixture, and cook for 20 minutes longer or until the lentils are soft but not mushy.  

Serves 6


I will link this to: 
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
On the Menu Monday at Stonegable 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
A Pinteresting Party  at Tutus & Tea Parties


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great dish for a cold wintry evening in front of the fireplace. I must try this one. Thank you for sharing it. It looks and sound delicious!!

Cristina Garay said...

Hmmmm hmmmm! I love lentils and can almost taste this wonderful stew! Love it! Soo easy to prepare, great idea for tomorrow's supper! Thanks Sherry

It's Just Dottie said...

I am going to make your stew recipe. I have been wanting to try lentils.
Smiles, Dottie

Barbara F. said...

This sounds wonderful and it is very healthy. I am going to try this. xo

martinealison said...

Un plat qui embaume tout mon écran et me donne l'eau à la bouche!
Gros bisous

IsabelC. said...

Looks delicious! Just right for these coming bleak and cold days

Kristen Pare said...

Definitely going to try this wonderful recipe! thank you for sharing.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Looks delicious! I'm always on the hunt for new soup recipes. Great bowl, too :)

Little Miss Maggie said...

The stew sounds great and easy to make. I'll keep the recipe handy.

Always Nesting said...

Ummmm......me too - looking for new soup recipes. Here in this part of rainy, cold, gray Oregon we eat a lot of soups in the winter.

I just started Following some of your boards on Pinterest. Love your pins!!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Perfect! I just happened to buy lentils a week or so ago AND I found a crockpot at a garage sale last weekend and perhaps I could use it for this. I'm in business! I am definitely giving this a try soon. Great timing. Thanks, Sherry, and thanks for stopping over at Quirky Vistas and checking out my post.

Christine Jargick - JPEG Apothecary said...

I have some of my own in the crockpot right now! Ha, great minds think alike :) I like to make broth from the bones of rotisserie chickens after we have finished the chicken....I then use this broth for my soup, instead of water. So while it is "meat free", it is still full of protein and minerals.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thank you so much Sherry for sharing this lentil stew recipe. So perfect for fall!