Thursday, May 7, 2009

Recipe Box Swap: Beatrice Street Lentil Stew

It’s that time again! Yay Recipe Box Swap! This month there is no theme so I decided to post a recipe that I made up a couple of years ago after trying a coworker’s homemade lentil stew. She refused to give me her recipe so I created my own. It’s called Beatrice Street Lentil Stew because I was living on Beatrice Street when I came up with it (yes, I am that creative…hah); it's super-yummy! Again, this is a recipe that I just wrote up this morning so spice measurements may be off a bit; I usually just throw things in the pot as I go.

Photo by Claus Ableiter

Beatrice Street Lentil Stew


1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 28 fl oz can of stewed tomatoes
1 540 ml can of lentils, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onions until tender, add garlic and let soften a bit. Add tomatoes, lentils, curry powder, ground cumin, salt and black pepper, stir to combine. Let simmer covered for approximately 20 minutes. Taste, and adjust seasoning accordingly. Allow to simmer uncovered for another 5-10 minutes. Serve with warm bread or naan.

I hope you all enjoy!


  1. This sounds really yummy! I like having meatless meals sometimes. By the way, what is naan?

  2. De-lish! I'm so making this! Love the name and the creativity in naming it!

  3. This sounds really good. We are trying to add more beans and veggies to our diet so this will be a good fit! thanks!

    Randi @ I have to say

  4. I've been looking for a new way of making lentil bean soup. This recipe sounds wonderful, but I will use dry lentils. I don't like the salt that is found in the canned ones.. Thank you for sharing your recipe!