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Mexican Chorizo Lentil Stew in a Dutch oven

Mexican Chorizo Lentil Stew Recipe

This is the most soul-warming stew you'll find! Chock full of spicy Mexican Chorizo, green lentils, chunks of potatoes and flavored with cumin. It's a straight forward recipe to make and great to take the edge off a chilly day! Prep tip: I chop all my vegetables in a mini chopper that cuts lots of time out of the vegetable chopping!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chorizo lentil stew, lentil stew, mexican lentil stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 13 cups stew
Calories 293kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
  • 14- ounces ground Mexican Chorizo
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion , peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium-large Garlic Cloves , peeled and diced
  • 2 medium Carrots , peeled and sliced
  • 1 large Celery Stalk , rinsed and chopped
  • 1 medium Red Bell Pepper , seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 8- ounces Russet Potato (s), peeled and cubed
  • 1 14.5- ounce can Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 cups dried Green Lentils
  • 8 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth/Stock
  • Kosher Salt and ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Garnish suggestions: Mexican Crema , chopped cilantro leaves, lime wedges for a squeeze into the stew


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or heavy stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and brown, breaking it apart while cooking to make small pieces. Remove from the pan after it has browned (2-3 minutes).
  • Add the onion to the pan and saute until it becomes translucent (3-4 minutes); scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the garlic, carrots, celery, red pepper and cumin to the pan; continue to saute to soften the vegetables (2-3 minutes).
  • Add the potatoes to the pot; toss to coat with the other vegetables. Add the can of diced tomatoes, lentils, chicken broth/stock and the chorizo. Bring the pot to a boil, than reduce heat to simmering, cover and cook for 40 minutes or until the lentils and potatoes are cooked through.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 719mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1920IU | Vitamin C: 18.5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3.5mg