Saturday, November 1, 2008

What's for Dinner- Lentil Stew

Lentil Stew

1 1/2 cups lentils
1 1/2 quarts of tap water (6 cups)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
15 oz can tomatoes
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon basil (optional)

Put the clean lentils in a stew pot (4-quart size) and add the tap water. Bring the lentils to a boil and simmer them on the back of the stove for about an hour.

Near the end of the Hour, Heat the olive oil in the skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic. Quickly sauté the onions and garlic until they become tender and translucent. Then add the tomatoes and basil. Bring to a slow boil, and simmer for a few minutes.

Add the salt and pepper to the lentils. When the tomatoes and onions are hot, add them to the pot of lentils.

Stir and serve.

1 comment:

Homekeeping Heart said...

It's been awhile since I've cooked lentils. Your Lentil Stew looks like a hearty cold weather comfort food. Something delicious to warm the cockles of your heart.