• Leigh

Meat Too Expensive? Make a Tangy Lentil Stew

Lentil stew can be a great and filling meal. Some lentil stews are fiery hot, but this lentil stew is mild, savory, and tangy. The stew also is high in protein, fiber, and vitamins and low in fat. Plenty of vegetables meld their flavors with paprika, cumin, and cardamom to give the stew depth, and tomato paste adds richness to the stew without the need for meat. Although I use chicken broth in my stew, you can substitute vegetable broth if you'd prefer a veggie-only version of the stew. I also cook my lentils first before adding them to the stew, but, if you'd prefer, you can use canned lentils. The stew makes a substantial meal paired with a salad and rice or fresh bread. Plus, the stew is incredibly inexpensive to make and furnishes great leftovers for lunches later in the week. Oh, and if you want heat, feel free to add some cayenne or hot sauce--just taste the stew first, as it's delicious "as is."

Meat Too Expensive?  Make a Tangy Lentil Stew