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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Recipe Wednesday #4: Lentil Barley Ham Stew

This is a hearty, easy, inexpensive and delicious recipe.  Simple, too!  It's a great way to use up that leftover Easter ham (if ham is your traditional Easter meat).  I am not a fan of pea soup after eating it rather unsuccessfully while in the early stages of pregnancy several years ago.  The lentils change it up just enough that I can enjoy it.  Plus, I LOVE barley.  LOVE IT!

Boil one leftover ham bone until a nice stock is made and the leftover bits of meat start falling off the bone.  Let cool.

Remove bone and fatty bits.

Pick off the meat into the stock.

Add a handful of green lentils and red lentils.

Bring to a gentle boil and let cook until lentils are about halfway done.

Add a handful of pearl barley and cook until barley is done.


1 comment:

  1. I am making a ham and 16 bean soup today...I don't have barely but I do have a hearty grains mixture from trader joes I will throw in!!