Picante Lentil Sauce (Crock Pot)

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

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

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Aunt Cookie February 14, 2009

Great working veg recipe! Really easy to throw together in the morning before work. I had it over pasta & liked it. Tasty. Will make it again. The additional protein from the lentils make it a great meal. Filling.

Kirchren July 31, 2007

Just lovely! This was super easy to put together and it was cooked in my 6 quart crockpt in about 5 hours on low. I added a small bottle of hot sauce (was not quite sure what picante sauce was and did not see it at the store) and this was perfect for us: nice and spicy. We served this over spaghetti squash. Would make this again for sure. Thanks for posting!

VegSocialWorker October 28, 2006

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