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Slow Cooker Lentil Stew


  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-8 hours on low
  • Total Time: 36 minute
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

A comforting bowl of stew that can be make vegan or can be made with smoked sausage. Lentils simmer in the slow cooker all day and soak up all the flavors of the stew. The leftovers make a great lunch the next day too.


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Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup green or brown lentils
  • 3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • Optional: 10 ounces beef smoked sausage, sliced into quarter inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir a bit.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until lentils are tender.
  3. Remove lid. Salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve.

  • Category: Stew
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe with sausage
  • Calories: 267
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 837 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Protein: 13 g

Keywords: vegan, gluten free