beef & lentil stew

Everybody loves a winter stew that's healthy and good for you. The mix of beef and lentils will make this stew a wonderfully filling winter dinner. You might like to make double quantities so you have leftovers the next day!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Serves: 1
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: International
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose
Dietary Requirements: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Pregnancy-Safe


  • Medium Saucepan


  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 brown onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 100 g beef steak porterhouse, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 carrot sliced
  • 1/2 stalk celery sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (canned)
  • 1 cup beef stock (or bone broth if you have it)
  • 1/4 cup McKenzie's Whole Green Lentils rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by adding the olive oil and onion to a pot over medium heat and saute for 3 minutes, until the onion starts to go translucent. Then add the garlic, carrot and celery and saute for another 2 minutes, until the onion and garlic is golden.
  • Brown off the beef by adding it to the pot and cooking for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add the rinsed lentils, diced tomatoes and beef stock to the saucepan and mix well to combine.
  • Leave to simmer for 20-25 minutes until everything has softened and cooked through.
  • Remove from the heat, mix through salt and pepper and serve.


You can cook this in a slow cooker and cook on slow overnight if you prefer. If so, you might like to add a little water so it doesn’t dry out.
Nutrition Facts
Lentil & Beef Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434.8 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.1g17%
Saturated Fat 3.1g19%
Carbohydrates 37.9g13%
Fiber 11.2g47%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 38.8g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Shahna Sarpi

Shahna is a qualified nutritionist passionate about helping people live a nourished life through healthy eating and lifestyle practices. Utilising a whole foods approach to nutrition, Shahna aims to educate and inspire people to become their healthiest selves. With a love of food and being in the kitchen, she enjoys cooking up a storm and creating healthy recipes that everyone will enjoy.