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Do you ever watch “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives?” Guy Fieri, the host of Triple D, has a couple of favorite phrases when he tastes something he really likes. Sometimes he says “man that is money” and one of my favorites is some variation of “on the train to flavor-town.” So to borrow a phrase from Guy, this stew has already arrived in flavor-town! Spicy, hearty, healthy and filling. Certainly a stew to feel good about serving to your family or yourself!
Gathering the usual suspects: Onion, carrots, olive oil, chili powder, garlic, cumin, oregano, vegetable broth, lentils, diced tomatoes and green chilies, a jalapeno pepper, potatoes, kidney beans, salt and pepper.
Rinse and pick through the lentils. Drain and set aside.
In a large dutch oven or soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the carrots and onions.
Saute for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.
Add the chili powder, minced garlic, minced jalapeno, cumin and oregano. Cook 1 minute.
Next add the broth, diced potatoes and the rinsed lentils. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 25 minutes.
Stir in the tomatoes (with sauce), kidney beans, salt and pepper. Return to a boil, reduce the heat and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
Check seasonings and serve!
So easy, healthy and delicious!
(adapted from a recipe on Taste of Home)
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
4 teaspoons chili powder
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 carton (32 ounces) vegetable broth
3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chilies (Rotel)
3 cups peeled, diced potatoes
1 can (16 ounce) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
In a large Dutch oven heat the olive oil on medium. Add the onion and carrots and saute about 5 minutes. Add the jalapeno pepper, chili powder, garlic, cumin and oregano. Cook another minute stirring frequently. Stir in the broth, potatoes and lentils. Bring the stew to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes with sauce, kidney beans, salt and pepper. Return to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for an additional 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Serve and enjoy!
It’s Wednesday already and our daughter is now 4 days past her baby’s due date. She is so ready to meet him! The doctor scheduled an appointment to induce on Monday morning. Hopefully she will have him on her own before then. I think they’re trying to avoid Superbowl Sunday or something. Since he is a boy, I would think he wants to see the game! Ha ha.
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