Super Simple Lentil Stew

1
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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Super Simple Lentil Stew

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.

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About Super Simple Lentil Stew

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




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