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

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

  • 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.

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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