Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lentil Stew

A few days ago we had pot roast. We'd eaten what we wanted of the leftovers, so I used what was left in this lentil stew. I got a recipe from All recipes and changed it to suit my needs. Here's what I ended up with, and it was tasty:

Lentil Beef Stew

2 cups dry lentils
2-3 peeled and cubed potatoes
4-6 peeled and cubed carrots
1/2 to 1 onion, diced
2-4 cloves of minced garlic
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 qt. beef stock
2 tbsp. cumin
salt to taste
1 12 oz. can of V8
1 15 oz. can of petite diced tomatoes
any leftover meat you'd like to add

1. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil (just for a little bit)
2. Add everything else
3. Cook until lentils, potatoes, and carrots are tender (45 minutes to 1 hour)
4. For best results, serve with corn bread. Yum!


  1. Oh how I love lentils. Lentil soup is easy, filling and soooo tasty. And hello winter! Hello soups and stews! And why hello there CrockPot...nice to see you again!

    By the by the by....I love your little ABOUT description. Busy mother? Yup. Messy house? Indeed. Dented minivan? You, too. I could use a bit of your desire to get things done, however unfulfilling it is...I'm seriously BEHIND in just about every area. Lists stuffed in every pocket, ya know?

  2. I'm a veggie over here, but I love lentils, too. I have a wonderful spicy lentil soup that, gasp, the kids love! And I make it in the Crock Pot, so it's like not cooking at all, and the house smells good! Maybe I'll make it tomorrow!