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Beer and Maple Lentil Stew

Beer and Maple Lentil Stew

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This wonderful cold-weather recipe fills you up. It really hits the spot when you want warm comfort food. The beer gives it a hearty flavor. The maple helps complement the bacon, onions, celery, and carrot base.

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  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.1g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 630 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place a large pot over medium-high heat; cook the bacon in the pot until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the onion and garlic; continue to cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the celery and carrot; cook another 2 minutes.
  2. Pour the beef stock and beer into the pot; bring to a boil. Stir in the lentils, syrup, nutmeg, caraway seed, and celery salt; cover and cook for 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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Reviews

GrizzlyMan
10
11/1/2007

A thoroughly solid lentil stew. There was more flavour than my Oma's, but dumplings (like hers) would really put this in five star territory. Be careful with the amount of dried lentils that you add, as it will drastically change the amount of liquid left over. I found 1 and a half cups of lentils created a thick stew, while a single cup had significantly more broth. I used both red and green lentils together with success.

LBICKERS
10
10/8/2007

A nice hearty fall meal. I liked the flavor of the beer and the maple - it gave it a slightly sweet flavor. I did cook it down longer than suggested (about 65 minutes), so it was the thickness I liked. After the 45 minutes suggested, it was more like a soup.

Judy K.
8
10/9/2007

We are lentil lovers in our house so I was looking forward to trying this soup with a twist. It really was very good and a good alternative to a classic German Lentil soup. The 4 star rating is because, the beer I used was a bit too bitter and the next time I will choose another brand. I also suggest to cook up a bit more bacon so you have some to crumble on top when serving. I served it with homemade cornbread which really complimented it well. This is a soup that will help us get through the cold winter!