Lentil Barley Stew

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by pattikay in L.A.

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.

Top Review by Mommy2.0

I used beef stock, and added a chipolte bullion cube (found them at Walmart in the Mexican aisle). Served it over rice pilaf. It was good, hearty and filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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