Slow Cooker Lentil Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings

Slow Cooker Lentil Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings
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Recipe for Slow Cooker Lentil Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings, a whole grain, set it and forget it recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried lentils (2 cups), sorted, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced (1 1.2 cups)
  • 1 medium yellow or red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) vegetable or chicken stock, or the equivalent homemade (click here for stock making directions)
  • Dumplings:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-grain yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

Directions

  1. Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  2. Start to Finish: 7 Hours 50 Minutes
  3. Whole Grain Serving: 1/2
  4. 1. In a 3 to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all the stew ingredients.
  5. 2. Cover and cook on the Low heat setting for 7 to 8 hours.
  6. 3.  Prepare Dumplings: In a medium bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt.  Stir in milk, oil, and egg just until moistened.  Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot lentil lixture.  Increase heat setting to High.  Cover; cook 25 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a dumpling comes out clean.
  7. Per Serving (About 1 Cup stew with 1 Dumpling):
  8. 330 Calories; 45 Calories from Fat; 5g Total Fat; 0.5g Saturated Fat; 0g Trans Fat; 25mg Cholesterol; 530mg Sodium; 52g Total Carbohydrate;12g Dietary Fiber; 6g Sugars; 18g Protein.
  9. % Daily Values:
  10. 70% Vitamin A; 30% Vitamin C; 10% Calcium; 35% Iron.
  11. Exchanges:
  12. 3 1/2 Starch; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat.
  13. Carbohydrate Choices:
  14. 3 1/2