MEXICAN LENTIL AND HERB STEW
Mexican Lentil And Herb Stew
Until about 10 years ago I picked the kidney beans out of my chili, ate my New Year's bowl of Hoppin John with rice, hold the black eyed peas, didn't know black beans existed, and garbanzo beans were unidentified objects on the salad bar that I avoided. Now, I look for creative ways to mix, match, and mingle lentils into my recipes. Nothing warms you up on a frigid winter night like a big satisfying bowl of stew. This is a one pot hearty healthy dinner with plenty for leftovers. I used crowder peas because that's what I had in the freezer, frozen fresh from the summer. You can use another bean, such as great northern or black beans. I've used those two together, which is delicious.