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."


1 h 25 m servings 365 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.1g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 533 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 29 Ratings


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...

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...

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 ...

My husband loved this stew. The maple lends a hint of sweetness. I also added kielbasa to mine, which I add to just about every soup/stew that involves legumes! Makes for a good meat addition.

I made this using low sodium beef broth instead of beer and added sausage.My hubby loved it.Thankyou.

Excellent stew. Prepared by the recipe - used Sam Adams' Winter Lager for the beer - and served it over brown rice. Definitely a keeper!

This was very tasty! Since my children are young I omitted the beer, which probably would have made this truly great and give it a little contrasting flavor. I added a pound of ground beef, whi...

Super duper fantastic. Giving it a 5 star rating because the recipe is nice on it's own, but it's easy to play around with, which makes it a real winner. I use canned lentils, and I added a 1/4...

I took the advice of another reviewer and cooked it for 65 minutes, and thought that was a good length of time. I would use a little less maple syrup next time as it was very sweet. My family ...