Beef Stew with Green Lentils is a wonderful homemade comfort dish to cook for your family. It is a dish full of great nutrients with earthy and hearty flavors. Beef Stew with Green Lentils can be eaten with a side of white rice or by itself. It is full of flavor and the lentils provide the extra nutrients needed in your daily diet.
Oftentimes people describe Lentils as one the oldest cultivated legume in history because there have been traces of lentils dating back from 8,000 to 7,000BC. Lentil colors range from yellow to red-orange to green, brown and black.
They also vary in size, and are sold in many forms, with or without the skins, whole or split in most supermarkets. Lentils are rich in fiber and packed with folate, iron, phosphorus and potassium. Lentils help lower cholesterol and may help in managing blood-sugar disorders.
If you have time to soak the lentils, you can certainly do so or better yet add everything together and let it simmer over low heat or in your crockpot while cleaning your house. You can substitute the water for red wine and add some hot peppers for more flavoring. Beef Stew with Green Lentils is a perfect dish to enjoy on a gloomy or rainy day.