FC Lentil Barley Stew

Makes about 1½ quarts)

This hearty one-step stew makes a complete meal when it is served with a crisp green salad.

½ cup lentils, rinsed

¼ cup hulled or pearled barley

1 quart vegetable broth or water

1 small onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, pressed or minced

1 carrot, diced

1 celery stalk, sliced

½ teaspoon oregano

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

¼ teaspoon black pepper

½–1 teaspoon salt


Place all ingredients except salt into a large pot and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils and barley are tender, about 1 hour. Add salt to taste.


This stew is extremely good. You won’t believe it when you taste it. It is full of nutrients and fiber as well as flavor.

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