Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Crock-Pot Lentil Soup


                                      

I mean, really. Is there anything better than Fall? Crisp air, soft sweaters, open windows, pumpkin everything, and soups, stews, and chili for days. 

I threw this in the crock-pot this morning, not really sure how it would turn out, but hopeful. And hopeful is really all you can be when coming up with a new recipe. (I've been let down a lot, by the way. Or, should I say that my family had been let down a lot?! Ha, they would confirm this for sure.) 

Any lentil lovers out there? I love lentils. Love. Them. I just always forget that and rarely use them. In fact, the lentils I used in this recipe have been sitting in the cabinet since last summer. 

Anyway, it turned out better than I expected, so I thought I'd share. 

1 16 oz bag dried lentils
2 qt. water
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 c. carrot, diced
1/2 c. celery, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 packaged ham steak, diced into bite size pieces
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. dried parsley 
Salt and pepper, to taste
a sprinkle of crushed red pepper

Add all ingredients in order to crock-pot and mix well. Cook on low for 4 hours, high for 2 additional hours. 

Serve with homemade crusty bread. 

De-freaking-licious. 


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