Showing posts with label lentils. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lentils. 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. 


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lentil Casserole

I love love love this. It was so stinkin' good. I can't wait to make it again! I found the recipe from here--but I doubled the recipe. If I could cook meatless meal this good all the time, I would be a vegetarian for sure.

1 c. lentils

1 c. long grain rice

28 oz. can of diced tomatoes, undrained

3 c. chicken broth or water

2-3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. basil

1 tsp. salt (although I had to add more)

pepper to taste

shredded cheddar

Mix all ingredients together in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes. Pull out of oven and top with cheese. Place back into oven until cheese fully melts. Although this recipe is awesome, it's not as filling as I thought it would be. Next time I will make a few sides to go along with it. A green salad and homemade whole wheat bread sounds good.

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