I love lentils. I love soup. This is a good, inexpensive meal. Lentils are excellent for replacing the meat in recipes. They’re high in fiber and they still give you the protein you need to be full.
You should always wash and look through your beans before you cook them. Otherwise you might end up with dirt in your soup bowl.
Throw everything together in your crock pot and turn that puppy on low. You’ll cook it for about 8-9 hours or until the lentils are nice and tender.
- 2 cups dried lentils, rinsed and looked over
- 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces each)
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 cup chopped carrot
- 1 can chilies (4 ounce size)
- 5 cups chicken broth (or replace with vegetable stock)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
Combine all ingredients in a 4-5 quart crock pot.
Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until lentils are tender.
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