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Lentil Stew – TRADITIONAL and EASY Recipe

23 mayo, 2021

At RecetasGratis, we invite you to prepare this substantial lentil stew recipe ideal for winter nights. It is very simple to prepare and extremely delicious. The bacon is almost an obligatory ingredient, but the ingredients can be chosen to suit the members of the household: with red chorizo, veal, among other meats.

This recipe, in addition to being rich in nutrients such as iron and proteins, is a typical dish consumed in cold weather throughout Argentina, especially on national dates such as May 25. Discover all its benefits and prepare it at home, here we show you how to make lentil stew with meat in a few steps!

6 diners
1h 30m
Main dish
Low difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Cheap Cost, Popular in Fall-Winter, Pressure Cooker, Argentine Recipes

Ingredients to make Lentil stew:

How to make Lentil stew:


Cut the red chorizo ​​into slices and each slice into quarters. Place them in a pot with water over medium heat until it boils for 10 or 15 minutes, so they defat. Drain the water and reserve the chorizo.

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 1


Cut the bacon into cubes. First, brown the bacon in a pot over high heat. When it releases its fat, add the red chorizo ​​that you had defatted. Once both ingredients are browned, remove and reserve.

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 2


Cut the meat into cubes and add it to the pot with the cooking bottom left over from the bacon and the chorizo. Turn the meat to seal it on all sides. Then remove it and reserve it.

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 3


Put the chopped onions and green onions, along with the diced red pepper, in the saucepan. Add a teaspoon of salt. Stir until the onion is transparent..

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 4


Add the diced tomatoes. Stir all the vegetables a few 3 minutes.

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 5


Once the vegetables are soft, place the three meats that you had reserved: the bacon, the meat and the red chorizo. Stir everything very well.

Trick: When you add the meat, you can add half a glass of wine and wait for the alcohol to evaporate.

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 6


Later, place the potatoes cut into cubes. Stir well until everything is integrated. Add the seasonings, salt, pepper, and chili pepper and stir well.

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 7


Add the lentils, previously soaked. Stir well.

Trick: It is recommended that you soak the lentils for approximately 3 hours before using them.

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 8


Add hot water until all the ingredients are covered and add 2 or 3 bay leaves, stir. Put the lid on the pot and let cook over medium heat.

From time to time, stir the preparation of the easy lentil stew and, if necessary, add more hot water so as not to cut the cooking.

Trick: Don’t overdo it with the water. You always have to cover the ingredients of the stew, but not too much.

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 9


When you see that everything is cooked, turn off the heat and cover the pot. It is ideal that you let this traditional lentil stew rest for a few hours so that the flavors are more concentrated and it is tastier.

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 10


Finally, serve the lentil stew in casseroles. If you want you can sprinkle chopped parsley from above.

Lentil Stew Recipe - Step 11

If you liked the recipe for Lents’ stew, we suggest you enter our category of Stew Recipes. You can also visit a selection of the best Argentine recipes.

How To Prepare Lentil Stew – Suggestions And Other Recipes

As we told you at the beginning, there are many options of ingredients that you can add to this Argentine lentil stew. Carrots, dried tomatoes, sausages, pork feet, and other essences and seasonings such as garlic and oregano can be added. It will depend on the taste of everyone at home! Besides, you can also make a meatless lentil stew following our recipe for vegetarian lentil stew.

This dish can be kept in the freezer or freezer in small portions. To defrost it, you just have to place it on the fire with a little water until it is ready to consume. In this way, you will prevent it from drying out and you can continue to enjoy a juicy and delicious stew.

And if you want to know more recipes with lentils, Do not hesitate to visit all the ones we have in Free Recipes for you!