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Mrs Weasley's Lentil & Mushroom Stew

Mrs Weasley's Lentil & Mushroom Stew

Full of Plants
Green lentils and mushrooms simmered in beer with thyme, shallots, and garlic! A comforting, rustic, and delicious stew!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Harry Potter
Servings 3


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 and 1/2 cup mushrooms diced
  • 1 cup beer (use dark beer for a stronger flavor)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry green lentils
  • 1 large carrot peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 1 large white potato peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup green peas
  • For serving: fresh parsley, biscuits or bread


  • Heat the oil in a large cast iron cocotte (or saucepan). Once hot, add the shallots and garlic, and sautée for about 5 minutes, or until shallots are golden brown.
  • Add the diced mushrooms and sautée for another 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Deglaze with the beer and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the water, salt, maple syrup, thyme, black pepper, green lentils, carrot, potato, and green peas.
  • Cover and let simmer for about 30 minutes, or until lentils and potatoes are tender. Top with fresh parsley or cilantro and serve with buttermilk biscuits or bread on the side.
  • Lentil stew will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Reheat gently over medium heat.
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