super simple lentil stew

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Jeanine B
from Sumner, WA

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!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For super simple lentil stew

  • 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
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How To Make super simple lentil stew

  • 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.
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