Hearty Lentil Stew with Cornbread – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 14, 2009

Tonight’s $5 Dinner Challenge Meal comes from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship!  She is sharing a Hearty Lentil Stew…and suggests these Whole Wheat Cornbread or Corn Muffins as a side dish!  At $1.25 for the muffins and about $2 for the lentil stew…this comes in well under $5!!!

Ingredients
1 chopped onion
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 chopped green pepper
6 cups water
1 cup barley
1 cup dry lentils
1 carrot, shredded
2 cups tomato sauce
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp basil
½ tsp marjoram
salt and pepper

Directions
1. Sauté onion, celery, garlic, green pepper in a small amount of water until softened. Add 6 cups water, barley, lentils. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, stir, cover, cook 30 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, stir, cover, cook 30 minutes.
2. Serve over brown rice or potatoes.
3. Make cornbread or corn muffins.
4. Serve Hearty Lentil Stew with Cornbread!

Cost – little over $3!!!

Print This Post

Katie is a mommy of an inquisitive 4-year-old boy and a busy 16-month-old girl.  Visit her at Kitchen Stewardship, where she focuses on Baby Steps to balancing nutrition, the environment, time, and money through the eyes of faith. You’ll find weekly “Monday Missions” to challenge you to make one positive change in your kitchen each week, with supporting recipes and tips to help make it happen.

And P.S. The $5 Dinner Challenge will continue in the new year!

__________________________________________________

Have a Frugal and Healthy Recipe to share?

Post the recipe on your blog and then add the link below. Other guidelines can be found here. To make it easy for other readers to find your recipe, please leave the link that leads directly to your recipe post. Any links that lead to your homepage will be deleted. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to leave your recipe in the comments section!

Want healthy and inexpensive meal ideas, the hottest coupons and other money saving tips delivered to your inbox??? Sign up for the FREE $5 Dinners Email Newsletter!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Candice December 14, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Oh I’m so glad you posted this recipe. I’ve been wanting to try lentils but am a little afraid. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten them before (and I’m 35!!!) I can’t wait to try this recipe. Looks super easy and that’s totally up my alley.

Reply

Cheap Cindy December 15, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Mmmm… I might try this tonight, I have some lentils to use up.

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 2 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: