Chipotle Lentil Stew with Turkey Kielbasa and Kitchen Tool Swap Tomorrow!!!

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You may just find a big pot to make this incredible but spicy soup. It started out as a Barefoot Contessa recipe but when I did not have many of the ingredients, I made this Chipotle Lentil Soup instead. BEYOND delicious!!!

Chipotle Lentil Stew with Turkey Kielbasa

2 cups dried green lentils soaked in very hot water for 15 minutes and drained
3 medium sized carrots-diced
2 medium sized onions, chopped
4 scallions, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground cumin

2 TBS olive oil

1-2 TBS chipotle pepper sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce (it’s spicy so start with less)
6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 lb Turkey Kielbasa, diced


In a big pot over medium flame, heat up olive oil and add chopped onions, scallions, garlic and spices. Saute until vegetables are wilted
Add the carrots and cook for a few minutes
Add in broth, soaked lentils and kielbasa and bring to a boil
After it boils, reduce to a simmer and leave uncovered for about 20-30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Serve very hot .


3 Responses

  1. This recipe looks delish! I LOVE chipotle peppers in adobo and since the can is so big, I freeze it in batches. Here’s how: I put my hand blender right in the can to puree it, so there’s no huge pieces of pepper (or you can do it in a blender). Then I pour the puree into ice cubes trays, and when frozen, pop out the cubes in a ziploc freezer bag. Whenever I want some added zest, I defrost a cube (in a bowl on the counter or in the microwave for 15 seconds). I add to yogurt (or sour cream) to make a fantastic sauce for quesadillas or nachos – it takes them to a whole new level – or add to soups and sauces. Sometimes I puree a can of beans (white, red, or black) and add a chipotle cube and then I have a perfect healthy dip.

    1. NY Cookie, you are a woman after my own heart! I JUST got a plastic ice cube tray at my kitchen swap to do that very thing with the pepper sauce as well as with pesto. I love your idea of pureeing directly in th ecan. You must come from a VERY brilliant family 🙂

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