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Butter Bean Lentil Stew Recipe

This dish can be Vegan by using dairy free cheese instead of Cheddar cheese. Butter beans and lentils makes a healthy meal in minutes. Use your imagination and add some other vegetable as well. A ideal midweek dinner.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp Margarine
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 tin - 410g Lentils drained
  • 1 tin - 410g Butter Beans drained
  • 1 Potato cooked and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup Peas
  • 1/4 Red Pepper
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Gravy Powder mixed with a little water
  • 1 Slice Bread thick and crumbed
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cp Cheddar cheese grated


  • Fry onion and garlic in butter.
  • Add beans and lentils and potato cubes.
  • Mix well.
  • Stir gravy mixture into boiling water. 
  • Add to beans with herbs and seasoning.
  • Cook till it thickens. 
  • Turn into a baking dish, sprinkle bread crumbs and cheese over surface. 
  • Place under preheated grill to brown.
  • Serve hot with tossed salad.
  • To make this a Vegan dish use dairy free cheese instead of Cheddar cheese.