Savory Potato Pear Stew

Submitted by Katherine Lawrence of

This stew was inspired by a vacation—it was time to clear out the fridge, stoke up on immune boosting beta-carotene and have leftovers in the freezer upon our return home.

2 Carrots, cut into match-sticks
1 large yellow Onion, chopped
4 Yukon Potatoes, diced
1 ½ c. Red Lentils
1 T. fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
4 medium Tomatoes, diced
4 cloves Garlic, minced
1 small Jalapeno, minced
6 c. low-sodium Vegetable Broth
1 t. Black Pepper
¼ t. Salt
2 Pears, diced

1. In a 5qt saucepan, sauté carrots and onion over medium heat.

2. Add remaining ingredients, except pear.  Bring to a boil, then lower heat.

3. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Add more broth as desired to thin it.

4. Add the pears during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

5.  Enjoy this very filling stew with a toasty piece of sourdough bread!

Makes 4 quarts.

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