Black Bean Lentil Gumbo


Eating healthy and inexpensively is a lot of fun with our Black Bean Lentil Gumbo dish, which can be prepared in very short order all you need is a few cans of beans and lentils, some vegetables, a sprinkle of spices, and some liquids most us who cook have around the house. The resulting meal is simply delicious mmmm!


  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can lentils
  • 1 medium sweet green pepper
  • 1 small sweet red pepper
  • 2 medium onions
  • mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • paprika
  • marjoram
  • curry powder
  • 1 tbsp beef flavored powder or 1 beef cube
  • 1 cup water

Chop up onions, peppers, mushrooms into coarse pieces and mince the garlic. Open the cans, drain and wash contents. In a suitable big frying pan add the olive oil afterwards add all the chopped and minced ingredients.

Cook until onions are translucent and the rest softened, add the beans and lentils keep cooking for few moments stirring the contents on high heat.

Add the beef powder or cube into 1 cup water and cook for 3 minutes in microwave or in a small pot on stove until water boils then add the beef powder or cube and stir well.

Add the beef broth to contents of big frying pan and cook on high heat until water is reduced. Remove from heat, turn off stove, and serve the dish either as is or over some cooked rice or with baked potato. Enjoy!