Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

My kids have been hounding me to write down some of my 'creations', so this recipe is a result of that 'pressure'... ;-) If you decide to use beef or venison, be sure to throw in a bay leaf. Feel free to experiment with some of your favorite spices/herbs. I may try this with chicken one of these days too. A nice crusty bread goes well with this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat and place in stockpot with garlic, onion, boullion granules, salt, pepper, lentils and carrots.
  2. Simmer while preparing celery and potatoes, approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Add celery and potatoes to soup stock.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until potatoes and carrots are tender, approximately 20 minutes more.
  5. It may be necessary to add more water.
  6. Serve.
Most Helpful

I had a hard time posting how many stars for this recipe. I found the pork to get very tough. I do wish I used Beef or maybe even chicken! I did add 3 ears of fresh white corn. Cut off the husks. No need for all the water I used only 3 1/2 cups. Added parsley,bay leaf, oregano. Lentils is what caught my eye to this recipe. Skip the meat and it`s a five star recipe!I let this simmer while watching a movie so the meat just didn`t do it for me.The flavors are so outstanding I would have rated 5 but the meat wanted me to rate it 3 star so came about 4 stars for this recipe.

Rita~ June 22, 2003

I made this stew today with lean stew meat. It is very flavorful and definitely hearty. Although I didn't add the lentils, as I didn't have any, it was extremely tasty on a wet and cool Spring afternoon. I let the meat cook for several hours so it was fork tender. Thank you Cindy for a lovely recipe.

pattkonopka May 09, 2009

I did not have any problems with the stew itself. The meat texture was fine. On it's own I would rate this a four star, however, I would like to note that it's not very well organized, and there are no instructions on when to add the tomato sauce. I wish we had half stars, I really don't think this deserves a 3.

stimied January 10, 2004