Stewed lentils have always been one of my favorite dishes. It reminds me of my childhood. My mother used to make lentils often. It's a great dish in the winter months also. It's warm and comforting as stew or soup would be.
I grew up a vegetarian so I always knew this dish without meat but since I have started eating meat I love this dish with bacon, sausage or ground pork.
I was so excited to make this dish yesterday because I hadn't made it in so long and you'll never guess what I did. After I finished making it I put it on simmer, forgot about it, and went shopping with little M. When I came home it wasn't exactly burnt but WAY over done and not exactly edible:(
So here's the recipe and a couple photos but unfortunately we have no finished product because I ruined it. But I promise if you make this correctly it will come out wonderfully.
1 onion, diced
4 toes of garlic, minced
3 carrots. diced
3 stalks of celery, diced
4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large can of whole peeled tomatoes (San Marzano if you can find them, mash and separate with hands)
4 cups of lentils
1 pound of ground pork (or one package of bacon or hot sausage)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 quarts chicken stock
Saute garlic, onion, and ground pork in olive oil for about 10 min. Then add carrots, celery, and potato and cook until just a little tender then add tomatoes, chicken stock and lentils. Salt and pepper to taste. Now simmer for about 30 minuets or until lentils are just tender.
Please don't go run errands and forget about it like I did:)
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