Super Simple Lentil Stew

Jeanine B

By
@caly603

Hubby wanted beans, I had no ham. What to do? Make up a stew.
Healthy, full of flavor and easy to put together with basic staple ingredients- this family friendly stew doesn't disappoint!
The ingredients are easy to sub or delete as you like, add more or less to taste. You can't go wrong!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

2 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/4 c
olive oil
1/2
yellow medium onion, chopped
2
celery ribs, chopped
3
carrots, chopped
1/3 to 1/2 c
flour
3 qt
water
3 tsp
beef base (sub bouillon or broth)
1 to 1 1/2 c
lentils, dry
salt
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oil over medium to medium high heat, then add onion, celery, and carrots. Stir often and cook until onion is translucent.
2
Add flour to the vegetables and stir for 1-2 minutes.
3
Combine beef broth or base with water, then slowly incorporate into vegetable mixture, stirring well to keep mixture from lumping.
4
Rinse lentils well in water, checking for rocks or other debris. Add lentils to pot and bring to boil. Simmer on low heat for 30-45 minutes depending on the age of the lentils. Make sure to check the pot often to ensure that liquid does not cook out of the lentils. Add liquid as needed.
5
When done, remove the pot from the heat and cover for 5-10 minutes. This helps the liquid absorb better into the lentils.
6
Add salt and pepper to taste. Apple cider or red wine vinegar may be added to lentils for a slightly tangy flavor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: African
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #stew, #Lentil, #soup