Easy Tasty Hearty Lentil Black Bean Stew

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe is from savvyvegetarian.com I modified the instructions to make it faster.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute chopped veggies and garlic in the olive oil with a thyme leaf in a soup pot.
  2. Add 4 cups of cold water, bay leaf, lentils, black beans and unsalted veggie cube to the pot. Bring to a boil and cook for 25 minutes on medium/high. In a crockpot, cook 5 hours on low.
  3. Add spaghetti sauce, salt and pepper to taste,and heat on medium for 5 more minutes.
  4. Add minced parsley and serve.
  5. Slow Cooker or Crockpot Directions: Throw everything in the crockpot, set the heat on low, cover and cook for 6 - 8 hours. Add the spaghetti sauce, salt & pepper and parsley at the end.
  6. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Most Helpful

I made this according to the crock pot instructions. I admit that when I first put it together, I didn't have high hopes from the way it looked..... but I was pleasantly surprised in the end. I added some chopped onion, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. I was happy with how it turned out, but I would have liked some more black beans in there. I think next time I make this I will double the black beans and maybe also add some diced tomatoes (or just more spag. sauce) when the sauce is added in the end. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* September 15, 2012