Country Hamburger Lentil Soup - Crock-Pot

Total Time
12hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 hrs

I created this on a busy hockey weekend - I wanted something warm to come home to after spending a long day at the hockey rink. This was just the ticket... and I got to clean out my cupboards too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef.
  2. Combine all ingredients in 4-5qt crock pot.
  3. Cook on low at least 12 hours or high for 6 hours. I do a combination of high/low, when I made this I did low for 5 hours and high for 4 hours.
  4. Remove bay leaves before serving.
  5. *Note: when I saved the leftovers, I added another cup of water to prevent it from becoming too thick the next day. It made very yummy leftovers!


Most Helpful

I liked this stew, and thought I'd share my changes. I used 2 regular carrots and omitted the celery. I sauteed the veggies with the beef with some salt and pepper. I also used chicken stock and chopped up a jalapeno (no seeds) and fresh basil for the crock pot. Next time I think I'll try italian sausage and beef broth instead of chicken stock. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Emily L. July 01, 2016

I substituted Bulgar Wheat for the hamburger in mine to make it vegetarian and we loved this!

SandwichQueen August 31, 2015

Easy recipe to throw together in the morning, put it all in the crock pot and let it simmer throughout the day. I substituted red beans for the lentils and I did add 2 extra cups of beef broth to make it soupier.

Aric Ross February 20, 2013

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