Spanish Lentil Stew Recipe

 I love a good refrigerator clean out and nothing lends itself to that like a hearty stew.  But this isn't your average stew.  No, this a flavor packed party in your mouth kinda meal in the form of my Spanish Lentil Stew Recipe!

The bowl of Spanish lentil stew served with rice.

Not only is the Spanish Lentil Stew full of flavorful, but it's also nutrient rich which means its actually GOOD FOR YOU!  WHAT!?!  I know you're going to love this one so...

Let's Get Started!

For this Spanish Lentil Stew Recipe you will need a few simple ingredients:

The ingredients needed to make the Spanish Lentil Stew recipe.
  • 12 oz Soyrizo (if keeping this vegan is not important to you, you can use chorizo.)
  • 1 c Dry Green Lentils
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 Carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks Celery, Diced
  • 4-6 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 4 c Vegetable Broth
  • 1 c Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • 2 Potatoes, diced
  • 15 oz can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 6 oz jar of Olives, drained
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
The carrots, celery, and onion sautéing in the pot.

To begin, place a pot over medium/high heat and allow the pot to get HOT.  We are not cooking with oil here, so once the pot is hot add a little water to the bottom of the pan.  

Add the celery, carrots, and onion to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes. 

The diced potatoes being added to the pot.

Now add the diced potatoes and cook for another 5 minutes. 

I didn't peel my potatoes, but if that is not your thing feel free to do so. 

The frozen vegetables being added to the pot.

Add the frozen mixed vegetables, 

The dry lentils being added to the pot.


dry lentils, 


The mince garlic being added to the pot.

minced garlic, 

Soyrizo being added to the pot.

Soyrizo, 

If you were using chorizo you would want to brown this in the beginning.  

Vegetable broth being added to the pot.

the vegetable broth, 

A can of fire roasted diced tomatoes being added to the pot.

diced tomatoes, 

The spices being added to the pot.

spiced, 

A jar of olives being added to the pot.

and don't forget to olives!  

This is what makes it "Spanish" stew.  

The Spanish lentil stew coming to a boil on the stove.

Bring everything to a boil. 

The Spanish Lentil Stew simmering on the stove.

Then lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 covered, and then 15 minutes uncovered.

Salt being added to the Spanish lentil stew.

Taste for seasoning and make any adjustments you see fit. 

The finished Spanish Lentil Stew topped with green onions and served with rice.

Serve over some rice and ENJOY!  It's that simple!  This stew makes A LOT of food so you will even have leftover for the next day and let's be honest...it's always better the next day!  I know you and your family are going to LOVE this Spanish Lentil Stew so get in the kitchen and give it a try tonight! 

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living, 
~The Kitchen Wife~







Yield: 6-8
Author: Mandee Pogue
Spanish Lentil Stew Recipe

Spanish Lentil Stew Recipe

This easy-to-make Spanish Lentil Stew is full of flavor and nutrients. It also comes together in about 30 mins which makes it a great weeknight meal!
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 55 Min

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Soyrizo (if keeping this vegan is not important to you, you can use chorizo.)
  • 1 c Dry Green Lentils
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 Carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks Celery, Diced
  • 6 cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 4 c Vegetable Broth
  • 1 c Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • 2 Potatoes, diced
  • 15 oz can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 6 oz jar of Olives, drained
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place a large pot over medium/high heat and allow it to get hot.  Once hot add a little water in the bottom of the pan. 
  2. Add the carrots, onions, and celery to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the potatoes to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes. 
  4. Add the frozen vegetables, lentils, garlic, soyrizo, olives, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, and spiced. 
  5. Bring the stew to a boil, then dropped to a simmer. 
  6. Cook for 15 minutes covered, then 15 minutes uncovered until lentils are tender.
  7. Taste for seasoning and make any adjustments you see fit. 
  8. Serve over rice and enjoy!

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