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Berbere is a Northern African spice mix containing chili peppers, salt and fenugreek and others, depending on the region or the chef. It is extremely spicy and used to season lentils and meat based stews. The blend is traditionally roasted before use.

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Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 60 min

Servings: 6

From: Test Kitchen

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Spicy Lentil Stew

1 cup red lentils
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 to 4 tablespoons Frontier Berbere Seasoning
3/4 to 1 pound ground beef or  mixed Frontier Mixed Vegetables such as carrots, peas and potatoes
1 to 1/2 cup water
1 cup diced tomatoes
1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add lentils and reduce heat to low. Cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lentils should be soft on the the inside but not mushy. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process. Set aside.
2. In a saucepan, brown Berbere spice mix with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add in meat and vegetables and sauté until almost done.
3. Add cooked lentils, water and tomatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Chef Suggestions
Caution: Area must be well vented while browning seasoning. If you prefer, sauté meat and vegetables, then add seasoning.

Serve with various breads.

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Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 300 calories, 13g total fat, 50mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 22g total carbohydrate and 25g protein.

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