Chorizo and Lentil Stew

Chorizo and Lentil Stew

96 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Recipe by  Spiderwoman77

“I'm always looking for new ways to use lentils. When I was in the mood for something spicy, I came up with this.”

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Original recipe yields 5 cups



  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic, and cook until it turns golden brown, about 45 seconds. Add the chorizo sausage; cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly and beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in celery, and cook until the celery softens, about 4 minutes more.
  2. Pour off any excess grease from the sausage, then add the lentils and water. Season with turmeric, curry powder, and cumin. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 40 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

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Todd Dakin

Todd Dakin

This is so good and so simple to make. The smell is amazing when cooking. I made it as written and it was very good. Second time I added a 2 tablespoon of tomato paste and used chicken stock instead of water and it was even better!

Marlena C.

Marlena C.

This stew is fabulous! The flavors are complimentary, and not overpowering. My local store did not have bulk chorizo, so I used a 1 lb. package of chorizo links, removed the casings, browned and sliced 'em. I may actually use 1.5 lbs. next time, just to have a little more meat. I also used chicken broth instead of water, which made the stew almost too salty, so reduced sodium broth is probably the way to go. My BF was a little turned off by the lentils, so I may even try a different bean next time, just to change it up a little (an 8 or 16 bean blend would probably be nice). All in all, a fantastic recipe that will definitely be at the top of my soup list. UPDATE: I made this again, doubled the chorizo, and used a 13 bean blend in place of just lentils. Love it, love it, love it!



Delicious stew! The chorizo gives it a smoky flavor. I added potatoes and carrots to make it a true one-pot meal, great for a chilly evening'

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 611 cal
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 36.9 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs
  • 34.9 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 33.9 g
  • 68%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 1242 mg
  • 50%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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