Recipe by Spiderwoman77
"I'm always looking for new ways to use lentils. When I was in the mood for something spicy, I came up with this."
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bulk chorizo sausage
ribs celery, sliced
ground dried turmeric
salt and pepper to taste
This stew is fabulous! The flavors are complimentary, and not overpowering. My local store did not have bulk chorizo, so I used a 1 lb. package of chorizo links, removed the casings, browned and sliced 'em. I may actually use 1.5 lbs. next time, just to have a little more meat. I also used chicken broth instead of water, which made the stew almost too salty, so reduced sodium broth is probably the way to go. My BF was a little turned off by the lentils, so I may even try a different bean next time, just to change it up a little (an 8 or 16 bean blend would probably be nice). All in all, a fantastic recipe that will definitely be at the top of my soup list. UPDATE: I made this again, doubled the chorizo, and used a 13 bean blend in place of just lentils. Love it, love it, love it!
This recipe was really spicy. I'm out in the middle of no where and my grocery store doesn't carry Chorizo so I used italian sausage. Let's just say it was so spicy I think my soul is burnt.
This is so good and so simple to make. The smell is amazing when cooking. I made it as written and it was very good. Second time I added a 2 tablespoon of tomato paste and used chicken stock instead of water and it was even better!
Delicious stew! The chorizo gives it a smoky flavor. I added potatoes and carrots to make it a true one-pot meal, great for a chilly evening'
I had some kale that I needed to use up and I wanted to use it in something that would do dinner and have leftovers for lunch. I used the advanced search on allrecipes to find this. It was great. I think I overcooked it slightly though - my fault.
I'm gonna make this tonight. Even better if you can find Lamb Chorizo. I'm drooling as I type.
The people who edited the recipe said to use bulk stuff that crumbles... but I prefer to slice chorizo and fry it a little.
The flavors in this recipe are very, very good, but it's not what I would call a stew. The only change I made to the recipe was substituting a can of chicken broth for some water (I still used 3 cups of liquid) and it came out more like a thick sauce you would eat over rice than something eaten from a bowl. In fact, with the exception of the chorizo this had very strong Indian flavors. It was tasty enough that I'll make it again; the only reason for four stars instead of five is that the "stew" implies it's a meal in itself, whereas it really needs a little something to go with it. Next time I'll serve it over Basmati rice.
This recipe was good but I thought it lacked in a couple of areas. My family likes A LOT of flavor so that may be why. I added Corriander to give it a little more brightness. Next time I will add a leafy green such as Kale. It could use the texture of something like that and why not fit in something extra nutritious whenever you can?! I'm looking forward to making this again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chorizo and Lentil Stew
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 332
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