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Lentil Stew Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Lentil Stew

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"My mother is from Seville, Spain and made this for us growing up. It is great in the winter and when you are sick."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Place the potatoes, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and sausage in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook 15 minutes.
  2. Stir lentils into the pot. Add more water if necessary to just cover all ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 04, 2008

I spent a semester studying in Seville, Spain, and the woman I lived with made sopa de lentejas almost every week. I wanted to try my hand at a lentil soup, and this recipe brought back tops of memories from my days in Spain! A previous reviewer was correct in saying the soup needed a few more hours, so that the lentils would get tender and the flavors would mixed. I transfered the soup to a crock pot, let it stew for a few hours, and it turned out great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2008

The flavor was really good (better leftover) but the cooking time is off. I think this should be cooked for 3-4 hours because the lentils were really not done after 20minutes. Plus then the flavors could really mix in

Dec 28, 2004

This was great! Hearty and easy - everything goes in one pot. Even better the next day.

Mar 14, 2007

This stew turned out wonderfully! I used Turkey Kielbasa to make it a little lighter and the sausage flavour was infused throughout. Will definitely make again!

Sep 25, 2008

Really good recipe and defintely better the next day. The only change I made was to add an additional can of tomato sauce & some Italian seasoning, just to give it a bit more flavor. My son is a picky eater and he loved it. My husband wasnt fond of the lentils (there are quite a lot) so when I make it again, I would probably do half as many lentils & maybe add some carrots. Thanks for the delicious recipe :)

Mar 04, 2009

My fiancee is from Spain and though this recipe is quite different then his mom's it still deserves 5 stars. So delicious! I prepare it almost exactly as stated in the recipe except I double the onions out of personal preference. As other reviewers have noted, the recipe requires about an hour of simmering in order to get the lentils soft throughout. It's become a regular in our household and though it requires a bit of time to cook, it requires very little prep time or babysitting.

Jan 18, 2008

This recipe makes a large pot of thick stew. If you don't like lentils don't try it. Keeps well. The sausage really adds a ton of flavor. I did omit the onion (picky eaters). I'll be making this soup again sometime this winter:) Thanks for posting.

Jun 20, 2007

I loved this soup. I wasn't quite sure how to use lentils but I thought this was a great start. Thank you!


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  • Calories
  • 347 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 10.8 g
  • 43%
  • Protein
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 444 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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