Recipe By Frank Mercer
Published Apr 4th
Argentine Lentil Stew
Prep 15m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 55m
Servings 4 servings Calories 265.6

A unique combination of flavors makes this stew a favorite. Easy to prepare and kids love it.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cube vegetable bouillon
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 medium apple - peeled, cored and diced
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place the lentils and water in a large pot, and mix in the vegetable bouillon. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. 2 Stir the tomatoes, onion, carrot, apple, peas, garlic, olive oil, barbeque sauce, and paprika into the pot. Continue to simmer 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 265.6
  • Carbohydrate 46.3 g
  • Fat 4.3 g
  • Fiber 13.5 g
  • Protein 13.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  • Sodium 225.3 mg
  • Sugar 15.7 g


  1. I made it as directed except that I changed the barbeque sauce to chile sauce because the first time I made it I didn't like the flavor of the barbeque sauce. I have home made chile sauce from this site which wasn't such an overwhelming flavor. Otherwise it's great, and very filling.
  2. Decent. I’ll make it again.
  3. I've made this a couple of times and it never disappoints. The mixtures of flavors gives me instant happiness.
  4. A solid 4 stars!! I don't like to use flavored chemicals most of the time, so I omitted the barbecue sauce because I didn't know how to make my own, plus I wouldn't have had the time to make my own anyway. :/ So I doubled the recipe as this was our family dinner accompanied - Read more ...
  5. Delicious! I added potatoes.
  6. I made one and a half batches and I'm glad I did. It is really good. My son has eaten two large bowls already. Thank you for sharing. :-)
  7. Very tasty! Thanks for sharing~
  8. This is nice. I replaced the apples for potatoes and used spicy BBQ sauce.
  9. I really liked the apple in this stew; it added a nice flavor to it, especially when combined with the BBQ sauce. It's great that it's also super easy to make, and with ingredients that I typically have hanging around.
  10. Tasty and easy to make. Great for adding all those little extras you have in the fridge. I made mine with french lentils and added potatoes, celery, and golden beets. Half of the BBQ sauce is more than enough. Bay leaves and a rosemary sprig for a herby flavor (removed at the end).