I knew I could probably get away without making something else to go with our dinner if I was making what we call Lentil Stew. Grumpy likes it and he doesn't complain that it is vegetarian. However, he did mention tonight he thought ham would be good in it. I'm turning a deaf ear to that though. I like my lentil stew just the way I make it. Meatless. Totally meatless.
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- Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high until hot. Add the carrot, celery, onion, and garlic, and saute for 4 minutes, or until vegetables have begun to soften.
- Stir in the lentils, water, vegetable broth, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, until lentils are cooked and the broth has reduced.