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Monday, February 7, 2011

Recipe for Turkey Lentil Stew

Thought I'd share another recipe. I made a lovely minestrone soup this weekend, but I haven't written that recipe out yet.   Here's another recipe for a stew I made a couple of weeks ago with ground turkey and lentils.

This was the only picture I took, while it was in the pot. It doesn't look too appetizing for some reason, but it was really good. Even for me and I don't like lentils or spinach.

Turkey Lentil Stew
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsps sea salt
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tsp crushed red pepper flake
1 tsp leaves thyme
2 large carrot
2 stalks medium celery
4 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
3 potatoes
10 cups water (or broth)
1/2 cup dry brown rice
1/2 cup lentils
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup spinach

  1. Brown turkey in olive oil and season with spices. While turkey is browning, add chopped onions, garlic, celery, carrots and potatoes. Keep stirring so nothing sticks and allow all veggies to soften slightly and turkey to become completely cooked.
  2. Add water and bring to a boil. (I happened to have 10 cups of veggie broth that I had left over from steaming veggies, lots of flavor, but no salt or calories added.)
  3. Once pot comes to a boil, add rice and lentils. Turn down heat and allow to simmer for about 45 mins to an hour.
  4. Add corn and spinach. Stir and allow to heat though for about 5 more minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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