Slow-Cooker Mexican Lentil Stew with Chorizo

I decided to make my own simplified version of this traditional stew using chorizo and Supremo's Crema Supremo sour cream
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While I was researching Mexican cuisine I came across a traditional dish called Sopa de Lentejas, which is basically a lentil soup/stew with Mexican seasoning. I noticed that in some recipes chorizo was used. I decided to make my own simplified version of this traditional stew using chorizo and Supremo's Crema Supremo sour cream to top the dish. This sour cream has a distinctive tang to it that just says Mexican food! — Diane Balch, Simple Living and Eating

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Ingredients

  • 5  Cups  vegetable broth
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • fourteen-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • small dried chipotle pepper
  • bay leaf
  • onion, chopped
  • celery stalks, chopped
  • carrots, chopped
  • potatoes, peeled and cubed small
  • 1  Cup  dried green lentils
  • 11  Ounces  chorizo sausage
  • Tortillas, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving

Directions

Whisk together the vegetable broth with the oregano, salt, and pepper.

Add the tomatoes, chipotle, and bay leaf to the seasoned vegetable broth. Mix together. Set aside.

Put the vegetables, lentils, and sausage in a large Crock-Pot.

Pour the broth mixture over the ingredients in the Crock-Pot and stir.

Let cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours.

Serve over rice or with tortillas. Top with sour cream.

Mexican Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Mexican Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Mexican Wine Pairing

Tempranillo or other light Spanish red wine types with paella, even seafood paella. Various other wines depending on what rice is cooked with; see Pasta Recipes and other individual food types.