Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cheer for Chorizo & Lentil Stew

If you are a fan of heat in your meals, you should really enjoy chorizo. This Spanish style sausage is so flavorful, putting a kicker to any dish where it is added. The lentils are the MVP ingredient in this stew, providing lots of fiber, folate, magnesium, iron and other important nutrients. Other team players include tomatoes, potatoes and carrots helping to temper the spiciness and add color.

Have I punted the football puns too far? Here’s one more: at the conclusion of our meal, my son comments, “Thanks so much, I loved it”…TOUCHDOWN MOM!!

Chorizo & Lentil Stew:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound chorizo sausage (Hinkebein Hills)
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups dried lentils
1 cup chopped carrots    
2 cups cubed Yukon gold potatoes (Yellow Wood Farms)
1 can drained, diced tomatoes (or fresh tomato if available)
salt to taste

      Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over low heat. Add chorizo and garlic; cook about 10 minutes, until chorizo is browned. Add water, lentils, carrots, potato and tomato; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir in salt.


  1. Even though I groan, I can't resist a good pun! I love chorizo, lentils, and spicy, so this is right up my alley (I might be inclined to add a hint of red pepper flakes, too). Looks good enough I'd be rooting for overtime (seconds!). Thanks for this.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I had way too much fun with the pun (and now with the rhyme!!). Red pepper flakes would certainly kick it up a notch ;)

  2. This looks delicious! I am not a huge fan of chorizo, but enjoy it well enough to know that I'd LOVE this soup! Thanks for the friendship request on Foodbuzz - I look forward to seeing what comes up next!

  3. Thanks Ann- I try not to overdo the use of chorizo as it is not the healthiest, but a little goes a long way. I appreciate your comments and I too look forward to what you have in store on Foodbuzz!

  4. This stew looks so delish. I want a bite as I look at it. thanks for sharing.


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