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Slow-Cooker Lentil Stew with Cornbread Dumplings

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 7 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 16
  • 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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
520mg
22%
Potassium
800mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
10g
41%
Sugars
4g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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.

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

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.

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

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