Chestnut and Lentil Stew recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 2 hours

This hearty vegetarian stew is perfect for winter - it's packed with veggies, giving it flavour and goodness, and it's super filling too. If you're not a veggie, you can add some bacon or strips of stewing beef.

Ingredients:

  • 4 carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 2 onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 litre vegetable (or chicken) stock
  • 1 x 400g tin tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin lentils of choice, drained
  • 300g cooked, peeled chestnuts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. mixed dried herbs
  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp. each butter and oil

Directions:

  1. Finely dice the onions, carrots and celery stalks. Heat oil and butter in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the onions, carrots and celery stalks and fry for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and softened. Add the tomato puree, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes. Mince the garlic cloves and add to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes over a low heat.

  2. Add the stock and tomatoes, stir well and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the herbs, chestnuts and lentils and season to taste, then simmer for a further hour until the chestnuts are softened.

Serve this stew with big chunks of crusty bread or if you prefer, with some buttery mashed potatoes. Recipe serves 4-6.

Author: Laura Young.

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Chestnut and Lentil Stew Review by Joanne on 29th December 2012:

Thanks for this recipe, had all the ingredients in - the chestnuts were Christmas left overs. It's cooking away now and smells delicious. Quick taste didn't disappoint either, I'm looking forward to tucking into this gorgeous dish later!

Conversions
400gabout 14 oz (14.1092 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
300gabout 11 oz (10.5819 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)

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Published: September 27, 2012
Average rating of 5.00 stars based on 1 reviews.
Summary: This hearty vegetarian stew is perfect for winter - it's packed with veggies, giving it flavour and goodness, and it's super filling too. If you're not a veggie, you can add some bacon or strips of stewing beef.