Lentil (Not Beef) Stew

My Vegan Alternative to Beef Stew, all the flavor but healthy for you.

Lentil (Not Beef) Stew
Lentil (Not Beef) Stew

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    Cup Lentils, (always sort thru to make sure no tiny stones are mixed in with the lentils.)

  • 5

    Cups Water (add more water makes it into a soup)

  • 2-4

    Carrots, diced to about the size of a pea (about 1 Cup)

  • 1-2

    Stalks of Celery, diced to about the size of a pea (about 1 Cup)

  • 1

    Medium size Onion, diced (about 1 Cup)

  • 2

    heaping Teaspoons minced Garlic

  • 2

    Teaspoons crushed Rosemary

  • 2

    Teaspoons Oregano

  • 1

    Teaspoons Basil

  • 2

    Teaspoons Parsley

  • 1

    Teaspoon Thyme

  • 1

    Tablespoon Margarine (100% Veg. Oil)

  • 3

    Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

1) Make a Mirepoix: in a large pot over medium high heat add Margarine & EVOO, then Onions, Carrots & Celery. Sauté until onions are translucent. 2) Add Lentils and stir, letting them dry cook for about 5 minutes. This gives them a nutty flavor. 3) Add Water, Garlic & Herbs, Dash of Salt & Pepper now then more when finished to taste. 4) Reduce heat & Simmer for 30-45 minutes, until Lentils are soft, not crunchy. 5) Dish up in bowls & serve with Saltines or Toast.

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