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Slow-Cooker Lentil Stew with Cornbread Dumplings

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This wonderful combination of stew and dumplings is a complete meal in one dish!

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

Ingredients

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 broth

Dumplings

1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup yellow cornmeal
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup fat-free (skim) milk
2
tablespoons canola oil
1
egg or 2 egg whites, slightly beaten

Directions

  • 1 In 3 1/2- 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 1/4 teaspoon 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.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 300
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 1/2g
  • Sodium 520mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
520mg
520%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Expert Tips

Either chicken or beef broth can be substituted for the vegetable broth. If you'd like to reduce the sodium even more, try using less broth and more water, or use reduced-sodium broth.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 05/03/2011. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
520mg
520%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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