Lentil Mushroom Stew

July 19, 2018
1 Ratings
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This recipe came about after I had tried sticksnscones gravy (here:https://food52.com/recipes...), then Minimalist Baker's Lentil Mushroom Stew (here: https://minimalistbaker.com/lentil-mushroom-stew-over-mashed-potatoes/ ). The grocery store I live next to doesn't carry dried mushrooms, and I don't plan weeknight meals ahead of time. That also means that I have to use the entire can of tomato paste in 1 night, or I'll probably waste it.

I didn't have time to simmer this with thickener, or make mashed potatoes, and it's really important to me that my stew broth be thick and hearty instead of brothy, so I started by making a gravy base, and that's where sticksnstones gravy came in. —Audrey Waller

What You'll Need
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 16 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 6 ounces can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dry green lentils
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Bring quart of vegetable broth to a boil then add the lentils. Boil for about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a large pot, once hot, sautee mushrooms and shallots until the shallots are softened. Add thyme, and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle flour in 1 tablespoon at a time and stir to combine, leave no lumps. Then add tomato paste and soy sauce, and nutritional yeast. Stir to combine.
  4. Add almond milk, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add sherry, bring to a boil, then add the lentils and their broth, return to a boil, then serve.

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1 Review

susan March 9, 2023
This recipe didnt work for me. I tried to sprinkle the flour in, but there was zero liquid to turn into a gravy. The butter that had been in the pan was absorbed by the mushrooms. I added all the soy sauce called for, and guessed on the nutritional yeast as the amount was not specified. It ended up being extremely salty. It was delicious but I had to cook it with raw potato because otherwise it was way too salty to eat. The flavor combo of the mushrooms and lentils was delicious, I will try again but maybe with another recipe.