What You Need:
2 cups green lentils, rinsed and picked through
4 cups roasted and shredded turkey breast (or chicken)
1 – 32 oz box chicken or turkey stock (or broth if unavailable)
1 medium to large brown onion, diced
4 carrots, roughly chopped (about 2 cups)
1 – 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 large russet potato, diced (about 4 cups)
6 cloves garlic, minced (or to taste)
2 bay leaves (optional)
1/4 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
What To Do:
Combine all ingredients in a large Crockpot and set to low for 6 hours. Stir after 3 hours if possible. Serve with freshly baked bread.
This stew serves a crowd.
**Cook’s Note: If you don’t have a Crockpot… Heat 1 Tbs. olive oil in a large heavy bottomed soup pot. Sauté vegetables (except garlic & potato), bay leaves (if using), salt and pepper for about 8-10 minutes over medium/high heat. Once vegetables have softened, add the tomatoes, potato and stock. Simmer over low heat with the lid on until lentils are tender, about 30-40 minutes or until desired consistency.**