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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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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

Step-By-Step

1Heat oil over medium to medium high heat, then add onion, celery, and carrots. Stir often and cook until onion is translucent.

2Add flour to the vegetables and stir for 1-2 minutes.

3Combine beef broth or base with water, then slowly incorporate into vegetable mixture, stirring well to keep mixture from lumping.

4Rinse 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.

5When done, remove the pot from the heat and cover for 5-10 minutes. This helps the liquid absorb better into the lentils.

6Add 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