Picante Lentil Sauce (Crock Pot)

READY IN: 8hrs 10mins
Recipe by Mercy

Enjoy this sauce over omelets, burritos, spaghetti squash, pasta, or rice. This slow cooker recipe can easily be adapted to stove top.

Top Review by Aunt Cookie

I loved this! I used red lentils, ground cumin, and hot salsa/picante sauce; also, I seeded the jalapeno and was happy with the amount of spice in the sauce. It's really delicious, and it was so easy to make. After cooking in the crockpot, I baked it in a casserole with noodles, with a little bit of shredded cheddar on top. Thanks for sharing...I will be using this recipe a lot!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the tomatoes, lentils, onions, garlic, sugar, cumin, chili, and picante sauce in an electric slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW until the lentils are tender, 6 to 8 hours.

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