The recipe I have chosen for this week is Ham and Lentil Stew. It is a crockpot meal so that is right up my alley. I have a feeling it is probably going to be more of a soup than a stew but Betty Crocker calls it a stew so, for now, so am I.
I pulled this recipe out of one of those softcover booklets you find at the checkout counter. I don't have the booklet any more just the recipe that has been sitting around for a few years waiting to be tried. So below is my adaptation of this recipe by Betty Crocker. I have decided to serve it with corn bread instead of biscuits.
This is what you need.
This is what you get.
It is a keeper and quite tasty.
It is also a very thrifty way to feed a crowd.
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Ham and Lentil Stew
adapted from Betty Crocker
3 c. diced ham
1 lb. dried lentils, sorted and rinsed
2 lg. stalks celery, chopped
3 lg. carrots, chopped
half a spanish onion, chopped
4 c. chicken broth
1 c. water
1 t. basil
1/2 t. thyme
cracked pepper to taste.
Place everything into your slow cooker and cook on high heat for 6 hrs or low heat for 8 hrs. Taste and add salt if needed. Print Recipe