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Lentil Barley Stew

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“My husband's favorite. The cinnamon gives this stew a different twist. It will thicken as it sits, so I make it a little soupy to begin with and serve with some crusty bread to soak up the juices.”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the onions and carrots; cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add the cumin and cook for 1 more minute.
  5. Add the lentils, broth, tomatoes with juices, brown sugar and cinnamon stick.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat slightly and cook for 5 minutes, partially covered.
  7. Add the barley, cover partially, and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Stir in the parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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