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Potato-Lentil Stew

Jam-packed with veggies, this main-dish soup equals a meal the whole family will love. Serve with a loaf of your favorite bread and dinner’s done! —Krista Goodwin, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 3-1/2 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a Dutch oven, saute onion and carrots in oil for 3 minutes. Add the chili powder, garlic, cumin and oregano; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in broth and lentils. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 to 22 minutes or until lentils are tender. Stir in the tomatoes, potatoes, beans, salt and pepper. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1-2/3 cups: 295 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1478mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 16g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • rwippel
    Sep 10, 2014

    This is a descent stew. I'm in the process of moving, so I'm trying to use up my pantry items as well as find fast things to cook. This met both criteria; however, I'm not sure if I would make again. I ate a lot of hot sauce with mine. I felt like it need an extra kick.

  • Britto Home
    Sep 12, 2013

    Good Recipe !!!

  • vmfein
    Apr 14, 2013

    No comment left

  • teri396
    Mar 13, 2013

    Too spicy for my family. Would try it again with less heat. Used a hearty dollop of sour cream to cool it down.

  • rmh612
    Feb 28, 2013

    No comment left

  • rkj620
    Oct 21, 2012

    Loved the recipe.

  • carolclev
    Feb 9, 2012

    At first my husband didn't like it real well. But he next day he decided it was very good.

  • cm13
    Jan 20, 2012

    This was very easy to make and full of flavor. Definitely will make again.

  • Nick's Loving Wife
    Oct 22, 2011

    Awesome soup! We made it while stranded in the house during a snowstorm. Definately will make it again. Yum!

  • tastilicious
    Oct 16, 2011

    I would definitely make this much flavor, this is going to be a regular in my house for sure. I didn't have tomato and chiles but used diced tomatoes and olive oil. I added a little green pepper, but not much. It was so very tasty. And so filling!