Lentil Barley Stew

Total Time
1hr 20mins
15 mins
1 hr 5 mins

This is a simple, hearty stew adapted from the More with Less Cookbook. The crushed red pepper is my own addition, and of course it's optional if you don't like that sort of thing - but I like it to have a little zip.

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  1. Saute celery, garlic and onion in butter in a large pan (I use a 5-qt dutch oven).
  2. Add water or stock and lentils.
  3. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, barley, carrots and seasonings.
  5. Simmer for 45-60 minutes, till barley and lentils are tender, adding more stock if necessary.