every lidl helps

Sweet potato cannellini spring stew

In Recipes on April 27, 2009 at 21:15


After arriving back home amid a downpour everything was looking a little bit murky in the flat, so far away from the spring sunshine we’ve been enjoying.  So I thought tonight that a good warming stew would help to brigthen things a little.  Added to that we weren’t eating together tonight and so needed something that could be warmed up later.



1 sweet potato, diced (£0.35)

Half a large onion, chopped (£0.15)

Half a cup of lentils (£0.15)

Can of tomatoes (£0.30)

Can of cannellini beans (£0.25)

2 large flat mushrooms, sliced (£0.45)

3 tsp Dijon Mustard (£0.20)

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp bouillon powder

large handful sage, chopped

handful parsley, chopped

few sprigs of thyme, stripped of leaves

salt and pepper to season

sunflower oil

two spring onions, sliced (£0.15)

Total cost: £2 + spices (can that be right???!)



First I heated up some oil in a heavy bottomed pan, before adding the chopped onion.  When it had softened I added the diced sweet potato, along with the cumin and chilli powder, as well as the thyme.  Stirring for a few moments to make sure everything was coated, the lentils were then added to the mix along with a cup of recently boiled water and the bouillon powder.  Making sure all the powder was dissolved, I then brought the contents to the boil before reducing to a simmer and adding the tinned tomatoes and beans before covering with the lid.

I left it simmering for a good 10 minutes before then adding the mustard along with the field mushrooms.  After a few minutes in went the sage and parsley, together with a good grind of salt and pepper.   Make sure the lentils and sweet potato are cooked before garnishing with the spring onions and perhaps some grated parmesan and black pepper.  Good with some crusty bread if you’ve got it!


Washing up count: Saucepan, wooden spoon, chopping board, peeler, knife = 5.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: