Friday, April 10, 2015

Hoff's Lentil Stew (Instant Pot)

Hoff's Lentil Stew (Instant Pot)
Yields: 5-6 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free

  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth 
  • 2 cups dried Lentils
  • 1 15oz. can diced Potatoes (rinsed & drained)
  • 2 cups Sauerkraut (rinsed & drained)
  • 2 Field Roast Sausages (chopped)
  • 1 Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tbsp. Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. dried Mustard
  • Sea Salt to taste

  1.  Push "Saute" button on Instant Pot
  2. When the pot indicates Hot, saute Onions in the inner pot until they are softened (adding a little Broth/Water to deglaze if necessary)
  3. Add Garlic & stir for 30 seconds to prevent burning
  4. Add everything else (except Salt) and stir to combine
  5. Set Manual setting at High Pressure for 15 minutes
  6. Manually release steam
  7. Remove Bay Leaf, Season with Salt

 Hoff Thoughts: The Internet world is torn on whether to add Salt at the beginning of cooking or end.  Some say the beginning to infuse the flavor, others claim that will prevent the lentils from getting soft.  I have added at the beginning and have had issues getting the lentils to cook, so I add at the end.  However, if you add the Salt while the Lentils are still warm they will absorb the flavor.

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