Crockpot veggie lentil stew

This was so delicious; I was gone most of the time this was cooking, when I walked through the door, it smelled so good.  Once I sampled it, I couldn’t stop going back to the crockpot for just another little spoonful.  Each time I grabbed a clean spoon and pretty soon the sink was littered with dirty spoons. You have to try this, it is so good!!  Even Craig didn’t grumble about meatless Monday.

1 red bell pepper, coarsely diced

1 yellow bell pepper, coarsely diced

1 onion, coarsely diced

2 cloves of garlic, diced

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 carrots, peeled and coarsely diced

1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and diced

2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped

1 large can diced tomatoes including juices

1 16 oz. can of navy beans, drained

1 16 oz can garbanzo beans, drained

1 16 oz can corn, drained

3 cups vegetable broth

1 ½ cup dried red lentils

1 tablespoon curry powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoon ground coriander

2 teaspoons grated ginger

1/2 bunch chopped cilantro

Add olive oil, bell peppers, onion and garlic to large sauté pan and cook over medium high heat until onions are soft.  Add to crockpot along with the remainder of ingredients, stir and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 9 to 10 hours.

Garnish with lowfat sour cream and a bit more cilantro and enjoy.




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4 Responses to Crockpot veggie lentil stew

  1. This looks delicious, I just added it to my recipes list! I love a meal that I can put in the crockpot and leave alone. And I usually have most of these things on hand, except the lentils. Yummm, thanks!

  2. looks yummy!! i love that you added corn to this! i see you used masoor dal. not sure where you got it from, but if you can, try chana dal in a recipe sometime. it’s made out of split chickpeas and has a yummy flavor :)

    • Thanks for the comment Jennifer, I will definitely try chana dal next. I found the masoor dal at an Asian Indian market and it’s within a few blocks of a Korean grocery and a Polish grocery. A very interesting location! I’ll let you know when I have the spolit chick peas.

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