Chorizo Recipes

Chorizo Lentil Stew recipe

A delicious and hearty way to cook lentils, this chorizo lentil stew is an exciting dinnertime choice. Healthy lentils and spicy, smoky chorizo are simmered with spices to make a thick and flavorful stew that will have you reaching for seconds. The simple ingredients make this dish a snap to prepare but the sophisticated flavors make it perfect for any meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ lb chorizo sausage
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 c. dried lentils
  • 4 c. chicken stock
  • 1 (12 oz) can tomatoes or 1 large tomato, seeded, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sour cream (optional)
  • fresh cilantro (optional

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in garlic and onion and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add chorizo sausage and cook until sausage begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in celery and carrot and cook until celery just softens, about 4 minutes more.

  2. Add chicken stock and lentils to pan. Season with turmeric, curry powder, cumin and sugar. Simmer 30-40 minutes or until lentils are tender and liquid has reduced to desired thickness. Add tomatoes and cook for 5-10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Serve immediately. Garnish with sour cream and fresh cilantro if desired.

Author: Catherine Herzog.

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Chorizo Lentil Stew Review by JeNene H on April 16th, 2013:

Delicious and so easy! Sour cream really adds a great deal to this recipe. Didn't have cilantro but still very good.

Chorizo Lentil Stew Review by Kim T on March 14th, 2012:

This was terrific! I'm not sure if it called for wet or dry chorizo but I used wet that I popped out of the casings. We don't care for curry so I just put extra of the cumin and turmeric. We used the sour cream and fresh cilantro garnish and we think it should be mandatory not optional!

Conversions
lbabout 340g (340.1925 grams based on 453.59 grams in a pound)
1 cupabout 237ml (236.59 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
4 cupsabout 946ml (946.36 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
12 ozabout 340g (340.194 grams based on 28.3495 grams in an ounce)

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Published: November 25, 2011
Average rating of 5.00 stars based on 2 reviews.
Summary: A delicious and hearty way to cook lentils, this chorizo lentil stew is an exciting dinnertime choice. Healthy lentils and spicy, smoky chorizo are simmered with spices to make a thick and flavorful stew that will have you reaching for seconds. The simple ingredients make this dish a snap to prepare but the sophisticated flavors make it perfect for any meal.
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