Slow cooker lentil and veggie stew

Uncover the potential of your slow cooker and whip up a meat-free meal the family will love. Packed with veggies and hearty lentils, it's a guaranteed hit.

4

20m

2h 55m

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 12 medium portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • 8 silverbeet leaves, torn, stems thinly sliced
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 10g dill, sprigs picked, stems finely chopped
  • 1 tbs finely chopped thyme
  • 300g dried green lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 4 cups (1L) vegetable stock
  • 1kg Kent pumpkin, seeded, cut into 3cm-thick wedges
  • 2/3 cup (190g) natural yoghurt
  • Pistachio dukkah, to serve

Method

STEP 1

Heat 2 tbs oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the mushrooms for 2-3 mins each side or until golden. Transfer to a slow cooker.

STEP 2

Add remaining oil, silverbeet stems, onion, dill stems and thyme to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-6 mins or until golden. Transfer the silverbeet mixture to the slow cooker. Add the lentils, stock and 2 cups (500ml) water. Season with pepper. Cover and cook for 2 hours on high (or 4 hours on low). 

STEP 3

Arrange pumpkin wedges, skin-side down, in the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 30 mins on high (or 1 hour on low) or until pumpkin is tender. Carefully transfer the pumpkin to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. 

STEP 4

Add the silverbeet leaves to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 10 mins on high (or 20 mins on low)or until the silverbeet wilts. Season.

STEP 5

Meanwhile, combine yoghurt and 2 tbs warm water in a bowl. Season.

STEP 6

Divide the lentil mixture among serving plates. Top with the pumpkin wedges. Drizzle with yoghurt mixture and sprinkle with dill sprigs and dukkah.

Dietary information

Egg-free
Gluten-free
Nut-free
Peanut-free
Soy-free
No added sugar
Wheat-free
Yeast-free
Vegetarian

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