Lentil Stew with Cornbread Dumplings

Looking for a delicious dinner? Then check out this lentil stew with cornbread dumplings that's made in slow cooker.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8

Stew

1
lb 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 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1
can (14 oz) vegetable or chicken broth

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

  • 1 In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix all stew ingredients.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 In 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 mixture. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of dumplings comes out clean.

Expert Tips

The lentils, vegetables and cornmeal create a main dish that is high in fiber. To get the most whole-grain benefit, look for a package label that says whole-grain cornmeal.

Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
530mg
530%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
12g
12%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
35%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.