Creamy Tomato and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
10 mins
4 hrs

a spicy soup based on a Breville recipe in the slow cooker's sample recipes. I have modified this a bit - see which version you prefer.Originally it included 4 cloves garlic, 3 tsp minced chilli and you stirred 1/3 cup sun dried tomato pesto through at the end. I found this too hot. Even this version is fairly spicy but yummy! Next time I make it I will leave out the chilli altogether and just add sun dried tomato pesto.

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  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Cook onion over medium heat until golden. Add garlic and chilli and cook for about 1 minute.
  2. Place onion mix in slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, stock, tomato paste, brown sugar and lentils.
  3. Cover with lid and cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 4 hours.
  4. Stir in cream 1/2 hour before end of cooking, replace lid and continue to cook.
  5. The orginal recipe says to ladle into bowls and top with 2 tsp sundried tomato pesto. Serve hot with crusty bread.