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Lentil Stew

I made Lentil stew for the first time 😍

I bought lentils 2 months ago I think, both the red and green ones and I have avoided them like the plague πŸ€ͺ.

I looked up so many different recipes but still made no attempt to make some, but this week I said to myself I had to give it a try and boy was I glad I did!

Turns out it’s also very filling 😍.

In my bowl are red lentils that I made with lots of onions (you know I love onions), garlic, scallions, sweet potatoes, tomato sauce (and fresh) bell pepper, meats (beef, chicken and sausage) broth, and seasoning.

And let me just tell you it tastes amazing! I don’t know why I was so afraid to try it before now.

To make it vegan 🌱, just skip the meat and stick to the veggies and roots.

What to do :~

~ Rinse and soak the lentils (I used 1 cup)

~ wash, peel and dice a medium sweet potato 🍠

~ cut up some onions (I used half each of two kinds)

~ cut up 3 green pinions, 1 green bell pepper, crush 2 pieces of garlic.

~ wash two fresh tomatoes and open your can of crushed Tomatoes/ sauce.

~ wash and cut up meats (optional)

~ set broth, herbs 🌿 and seasoning aside.

~ book meats in broth with seasoning, herbs and a little of your veggies for flavor.

Pour your tomato purΓ©e of choice in a pot with oil (optional because I didn’t use any oil) fry with onions, garlic and peppers. Add the meats and broth to this.

Pour your lentils which should have doubled in size by now and let cook. Before it’s done add the remaining veggies and sweet potatoes to the mix and let it cook together.

Serve with some fresh veggies of your choice πŸ˜‹.

I had a bowl in the morning and I didn’t get hungry till around 4pm.

13 thoughts on “Lentil Stew”

  1. I once had lentils and it was “Ugh!” but this recipe sounds good. Could you come over and make me some? I have a shoulder injury so I can’t cook right now or do much of anything. Either that or I need to stop looking at your recipes, lol.

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  2. I love lentils actually. I was surprised that I like them too. I was introduced by a former vegan boss who brought a recipe for lunch. She welcomed anyone to try and I did, and have loved them ever since.

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