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Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins
This is a wonderful soup to come home to on a frosty fall evening. Great with a green salad and some crusty bread. I have been known to use 2 28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes instead of the whole tomatoes and tomato sauce.
- 1 cup dried lentils
- 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes
- 1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 3⁄4 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups chopped ham, i use smoked sausage
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt, in my house this is (optional)
- 1 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- Mix all ingredients together in crock pot.
- Cook on low for 6 hours.
Delicious soup...even my toddler liked it. I topped each bowl of soup with mozzarella cheese, it gave it a really nice flavor. Will make it again.
Sorry, I didn't care for the flavor of this soup. Way too "tomato-y". I wonder if I was supposed to use a smaller can of tomato? I used 2 28oz cans of diced tomato. Instead of ham, I put a ham bone in for flavor and cooked over 6 hours on low, but lentils and veggies still very firm. Not sure if it's my crockpot or not. I have now turned it to high and will leave it on high for 2 hours.
Very, very tasty and easy to make -- even with my crazy (and copious) substitutions. I used sun-dried tomato chicken sausage instead. (Figured it was in the freezer. Why not use it up?) Also, I used the two cans of crushed tomoatoes (as per author's suggestion). Finally, left out marjoram (none in pantry) and used some regular mustard instead of the dry stuff. Still great!