Slow Cooker Lentil Stew–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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Slow Cooker Lentil Stew
This lentil stew is super easy to make but tastes absolutely amazing! It’s a healthy dish that can easily be vegan and gluten free, if you desire. It’s made with simple and basic ingredients that you can find in your pantry and in your refrigerator. I was hoping to eat the leftovers the next day for lunch but my husband snatched them up and took them to work. Next time I make this I will double it so we can have more leftovers. I hope you give Slow Cooker Lentil Stew a shot!
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To make Slow Cooker Lentil Stew I used my 6 quart oval Kitchenaid slow cooker.* I love this slow cooker. It cooks low and evenly. I love the medium heat choice because most slow cookers that I’ve seen only have the option of cooking on low or high. If you’re going to buy just one slow cooker, this is the one that I recommend.
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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.
- 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
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir a bit.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until lentils are tender.
- Remove lid. Salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve.
- 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
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