Enjoy this delicious Lentil Mushroom Stew recipe to be served on a hearty butter bean mash.
This recipe serves 6.
Lentil stew ingredients:
- 1 ½ cups brown lentils
- 5 cups mushroom stock
- 1 bunch fresh thyme sprigs
- 1 onion, diced
- 500 g portabellini mushrooms, sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
- 1 x 400g tin diced tomatoes
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Chopped parsley or micro herbs, for serving
Ingredients for the butter bean mash:
- 2 x 400g tins of butter beans, rinsed & drained
- 1 small clove garlic, grated finely
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 4 Tbsp / 60ml olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
How To Make Lentil Mushroom Stew – Method
How to make butter bean mash:
- To make the mash, add all the ingredients to a food processor.
- Blitz until completely smooth, adding a little water if you want to thin it out.
- To warm up, transfer to a saucepan over low heat and stir until warmed through.
- Taste to adjust seasoning.
How to make lentil stew:
- Rinse lentils well. Place in a large pot or Dutch oven and add the mushroom stock and thyme.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook with lid ajar for about 25 minutes until tender. If you need to give them a little liquid top up, add some boiling water from the kettle.
- Discard the thyme sprigs.
- Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large sauté pan.
- Add onion and mushrooms. Season lightly and cook until the onion softens and mushrooms are golden. Add garlic, tomato paste, and chilli flakes. Cook until the tomato paste turns a deep dark red colour and smells sweet.
- Pour in the tinned tomato and deglaze the bottom of the pan.
- Add the cooked lentils and all their liquid. Mix everything together well.
- Taste to adjust seasoning
- Serve stew on warmed butter bean mash and sprinkle with micro herbs.
Lentil Mushroom Stew Recipe Notes
This Lentil Mushroom Stew Recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.
They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.
These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!
We’ve shared dozens of SAMFA recipes, which you can access in our full Recipes Archive. You may just find your next delicious meal there!
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