Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Lentil Stew with Poached Egg

By November 17, 2014 Diabetic Friendly, Fall, Gluten-Free, Recipe Box, Soups, Vegetarian, Winter

A hearty stew to keep you warm and satisfied. This meal is loaded with protein, complex carbohydrates, and disease-fighting antioxidants, and is sure to keep you healthy during flu season. Eat up!

Sweet Potato Stew with Poached Egg

Serves 4-6

2 sweet potatoes, skins on, chopped

1 cup black lentils (any lentil will work)

1 large carrot, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

4 cups water mixed with 1-2 TBS chicken base (the more base, the stronger the flavor and the saltier)

1 handful kale per serving bowl

Eggs for poaching

White vinegar

Cilantro to top

salt and pepper to taste

  • Add first 7 ingredients into your crock pot. Set to high and cook for 4-6 hrs or set to low and cook for 8 hrs.
  • Poached Eggs
    • Bring 4 cups of water + 2 tsps of vinegar to a simmer (vinegar allows the egg white to hold together in a nice tight form). Reduce heat so that there is little to no movement of water in your pot.
    • Crack an egg into a small ramekin or bowl. Pouring your egg into the water from a bowl reduces the likelihood of your yolk getting pierced by the eggshell, causing a broken yolk and sad poached egg.
    • Pour egg into water and allow to cook about 3-4 minutes. Egg white will become opaque.
  • To assemble your bowl: place a bit of kale on the bottom, layer on the stew, top with your egg(s) and garnish with a bit of cilantro.

Don’t have a slow cooker or looking to make this stew in just an hour?

Stove-Top Directions

  • Add first seven ingredients EXCEPT sweet potatoes to a large stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a small, rolling boil and cover. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring periodically.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and continue cooking for another 10-15, until sweet potatoes are done. If stew is getting dry, add more water and chicken base (1 tsp base per cup of water).
  • Poach and assemble as above.


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