Monday, 16 March 2015

Hearty meal recipe: lentils with pork

Here's a wholesome recipe packed with dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and delicious taste. Also, very suitable for my brother’s slow carb diet or honestly any diet. This is low fat, low kcal and just healthy!

It is a little bit more complicated than my previous recipes but it makes a great change to pasta, rice or potatoes. It is one of those easy in one pot dishes with a right combination of meat, vegs and legumes.

All you need is:

-          0.5 kg meat ( any, I chose pork but chicken, beef, lamb would go equally well), diced raphly into 2cm cubes
-          200 g of green lentils
-          Can of chopped tomatoes
-          2 tsp of tomato purée
-          2 carrots, diced
-          1 onion, diced
-          1 tsp of vinegar (cider, wine, etc.)
-          Salt and pepper
-          Rosemary
-          Small can of green peas – optional

How to:

1.    Start with browning the meat on a preheated pan with a little bit of oil. When the meat is browned all over, add onions and mix well. Cook for about 2 minutes then add carrots and sprinkle all over with rosemary then mix again. Cook for further 5 to 7 minutes.

2.    Next, add water so it covers the meat.
3.    Wash quickly lentils on the sieve over the sink and add them into the pan with the vinegar. Mix so that everything is well incorporated.
4.    Cover the pan with a lid and slowly cook for further 30 minutes.

5.    When the time’s up, add the tomatoes and purée. Mix well and let it simmer for another 5-10 minutes until the sauce starts to get thicker. Here, you can also add the green peas.

6.    Add salt and pepper to taste and this should be now good to serve.

I love this recipe both with meats and as a vegetarian meal. For another quicker meat version it goes perfectly with sausages. Although, I would cook those separately on the side. For a vegetarian version, you can skip the meat part and cook the lentil stew using only vegetables. It is great served hot but I also love eating leftovers the next day cold.  Making it into a salad with adding some chopped cooked beetroot and some feta cheese. It is sooooo good!!

I hope you like it and don’t forget to tell me what you think not only about this recipe but the blog all together.


  1. I think, i can eat this in my Slow Carb Diet. Looks tasty!! :)