Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Try it Tuesday Ham and Lentil Stew

Today is Try it Tuesday, the day that I try a new recipe and see how my family likes it.  If they do it goes into my recipe file.  If they don't I see if I can tweak it some more to make it more palatable for them or I toss it into the round file.

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


  1. Looks yummy! And perfect for a cold, blustery day!

    1. And you can't get any easier. Hope you had a good day today.

  2. Yum! Looks delicious, Wendy! I can see making this after Easter with all that leftover ham!

    1. Hope you enjoy it Amy and Happy Birthday to you and Mike. You have been on my mind and in my prayers.


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