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Budget Friendly & Delicious Lentil Stew


  • 1 cup whole green lentils
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 12 ounce bag vegetable soup mix try to get the one with okra in it
  • small onion chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 ounce envelope Italian dressing mix


  • Rinse lentils with water and place in a medium sized stock pot. Add broth and bring just to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender, about fifteen minutes.
  • Add all other ingredients. Return to a boil, reduce heat again, and simmer until thickened, stirring from time to time.