Curried Lentil, Squash, and Apple Stew

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Tweaks: (a) Instead of the onion and carrot, I used 1 package of Trader Joe's mirepoix mix (pre-minced onion, celery and carrot). (b) I used Penzey's sweet curry powder). (c) Instead of real vegetable broth, I used Penzey's vegetable soup base. (d) Instead of butternut squash, I used a package of Trader Joe's diced sweet potato. I added the sweet potato when I added the lentils, letting it cook for nearly an hour. (e) Finally, because we're not vegans, I added two links of Trader Joe's hot Italian turkey sausage (diced).
  • In large pot, heat oil; add onion and carrot and saute until softened.
  • Add garlic, ginger, curry powder and salt; saute a few more minutes, or until fragrant.
  • Add lentils, vegetable broth, and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 25 minutes.
  • Stir in squash and apple. Simmer, covered, for another 25 minutes, or until softened.
  • When stew is ready, add spinach and stir until wilted.
  • Add salt to taste.
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