Bulgarian Lentil Stew

Bulgarian Lentil Stew is a traditional Bulgarian recipe which is very easy to prepare. Below are the ingredients and the cooking method:

Bulgarian Lentil Stew

Directions:
                 1 cup lentils (continental)
                 1 finely chopped large onion
                 2 finely chopped medium carrots
                 3-4 small chunks of peeled garlic cloves
                 1-2 tablespoon of vegetable oil
                 1 tin tomato in tomato sauce or 2-3 large tomatoes in small chunks
                 1 cup of chicken, vegetable, or pork stock
                 1 tablespoon of chubritza or oregano
                 A pinch of salt and pepper
                 1 tablespoon of cornflour or flour mixed with some water
Optional:
                 2-3 celery stalks cut into small pieces Frankfurter style sausages
Directions:
Wash the lentils and boil them in water with a pinch of salt for approximately 20-25 minutes. Heat the oil and saute the carrots, celery and onions for about 5 minutes. Then pour the stock and simmer this preparation for some 10 minutes. After that, drain the cooked lentils and add them to this preparation along with tomatoes and garlic. Simmer for 10-15 minutes more. Then mix with the cornflour, add chubritza, salt and, pepper. Take off the heat and leave to cool for some minutes before you serve. If you wish, cook the sausages, and add them to the stew when you serve the dish.

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