Estofado de Lentejas con Platano Maduro (Lentils with Ripe Plantain)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup onion diced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 3 to matoes diced
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground achiote
- ⅓ cup fresh chopped cilantro
- 7 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 pound dry lentils picked and rinsed
- 1 large carrot peeled and sliced
- 1 ripe plantain peeled and diced
- Place the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add the onion, red bell pepper, tomato, garlic, cumin, salt and achiote. Cook, stirring for about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add the broth and bring to a boil. Add the lentils, carrots and plantain, reduce the heat to medium low, cover partially and cook until the lentils are soft about 40 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add the chopped cilantro and serve with white rice and avocado.
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I've been on a lentils kick lately, I can't get enough of them. They are healthy, versatile, and so tasty. They are the perfect comfort food.
This can be a meal for the entire family, or just you alone, and the leftovers are great too. I ate them the next day while sitting on my couch watching an episode of one of my favorite shows. This dish is simple, but very tasty.
Gracias. Cuando me dan ganas de lentejas...me dan GANAS de lentejas!! y esto esta perfecto...tan facil de hacer... gracias Erika y Dios te bendiga!
Oo - loving the additions of plantains with lentils - never really thought about it!
Hola erica Tu blog esta muy bien todos los dias trato de hacer alguna de tus recetas una amiga me sugirio que te preguntara por que no haces los videos mientras vas preparando las recetas se que eso lleva mucho tiempo pero seria genial un saludo muy especial me encanta tu blog
Andrea- Gracais por tu comentario....Lo voy a pensar 🙂
Meister @ The Nervous Cook
I'm crazy about lentils... AND plantains! This sounds delicious, and I can't wait to try it.
Gera@Sweets Foods Blog
I've never eaten lentils with plantain interesting to taste and more that with the cold days here 🙂
It's really good with plantains I put it as a side as well as avocado and rice but I mixed all together later... For my lentils I add 1 chicken cube and I add some bacon chopped in little pieces and with the same grease I add it to the lentils and it really taste delicious... I love lentils...
For some reason I don't cook/eat a lot of lentils. I know they're great for you and very versatile, but I guess I just haven't found a good recipe to make them, until now. Platano maduro must add a lot of flavor to them, and the avocado... YUM!
Thanks!! Sound so good!
Platanos, Mangoes and Me!
Lentils have always been numero uno in my pantry...loks really delicious Erica...
I just had lentils for lunch today! We must be thinking alike. 🙂 Savory dishes with sweet plantains always make me happy. This looks so tasty!
Minty @ under de mango tree
Looks so delicious and comforting.
That looks good and wholesome Erica, I would love to have it too if I could:)
love this so so healthy
Es un plato muy reconfortante me encanta lo preparo igual sin el plátano ,aquí no se usa en las comidas ,pero ahora lo agregaré,abrazos y abrazos.
I made your recipe last night and it was simple and delicious. I served it with grilled chicken on the side. thanks
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Hi Erika, I'm making this recipe right now...and it smells soooo good.
I tried this!!! Not only does it taste delicious but the aroma builds your appetite too
mi mama le gustan mucho las lentejas
Erica, can you let me know if this can be done in a slow cooker and how would I adjust the time and ingridients?
Anyway I can make this without the Vegetable Stock? I don't like using Store Bought Vegetable Stock because of all the sodium it carries. Can I just use water or will the flavor not be the same? I Love ALL YOUR RECIPES!!!!