Sunday, January 27, 2008

Lentil Tomato Stew

4 c. chicken or vegetable stock
2 cans (15 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1/2 c. dry red wine
3/4 tsp. dried basil
3/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
3/4 tsp. italian seasoning
1 lb. dried lentils, rinsed and drained (remove any rocks)
1 lg. onion, diced
4 med. carrots, diced
4 med. celery ribs, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. salt
fresh basil or parsley for garnish

Combine water, tomatoes (w/juice), paste, wine, basil, thyme, pepper, and italian seasoning in slow cooker. Add lentils, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and salt. Cover. Cook on low 10-12 hours or high 4-5 hours. Serve with parsly or basil sprinkled on top (if desired).

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