Saut 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.
Serve over brown rice or potatoes.
Make cornbread or corn muffins.
Serve Hearty Lentil Stew with Cornbread!