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Hearty Lentil Stew with Cornbread – $5 Dinner Challenge

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On December 14, 2009 @ 6:18 pm In $5 Dinner Challenge,Soup,vegetarian | 4 Comments

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 [3] as a side dish!  At $1.25 for the muffins and about $2 for the lentil stew…this comes in well under $5!!!

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

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].
4. Serve Hearty Lentil Stew with Cornbread!

Cost – little over $3!!!

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