This is a nice lentil recipe but found that the carrots cooked too much. Next time I will add the carrots near the end so that they will be alittle crunchy and not soft.
Originally made Nov.19 : I doubled the recipe for my 6L crockpot and brought this to a potluck dinner. 3L got eaten up and I had 3L left to freeze. Itz a good comfort food! Dec.5 : Thawed for dinner. Came out more like a soup, which was still good. I added grilled (cubed)chicken and parmesan cheese! yummy!
Great taste but slow is the operative word here ! I am just a novice using my slow cooker but mine needed up to 2 hours longer than stated in the recipe - maybe my high setting isn't high enough. Good result but just not in time for dinner. Certainly good for my learning curve !!
First let me say that lentils have never been something I was too interested in eating. But my mom has been trying to be more vegetarian and I decided to try this. Surprisingly, I really like this a lot. And of course I like that I can throw everything in a crock pot and not worry about it. Thank you!
I enjoy lentils and this recipe was very good. Used 3 medium onions, baby carrots, and a green pepper. Did have a bit of trouble with the cooking time but I have a 6 quart crock pot so I think that was the problem. The liquid cooked out a lot sooner than the lentils softened so I added more chicken broth and turned the crock pot down to low. Kept an eye on the lentils and stirred occasionally. Topped with mild cheddar cheese and served with Paula's Curry Roasted Cauliflower. Made and reviewed for ZWT 4.
Excellent recipe: The lentils didin't cook in the time mentioned, I had to finish them in the microwave but it was worth it. My kids love it. I will do it again
Nice and easy to do. I did not serve it with the cheese (forgot it!!) but it still was good over rice. My crockpot just doesn't seem to have the umph it used to and I had to finish up cooking these in the microwave. Oh well it turned out quite fine anyway.
These tasted wonderful but they took about 4 1/2 to 5 hours in my Crock Pot. I will make them again just need to allow more cook time and I may try waiting 2 to 3 hours to add the tomatoes as the other reviewer suggested. The flavor combo was great and I used a low fat cheese blend. Thanks for sharing this one.
This has become a staple at our house, with kids and grownups alike. These lentils are fabulous--easy, flavorful, healthy, cheap--I can't praise them enough! The only change I make is to add 2 cups of tomato juice. Otherwise, I find that they tend to scorch. I've never had a problem with the lentils being tough. Serve them with short grain brown rice--yumm!
Wonderful is an understatement. These lentils are fabulous! They smell as great as they taste. I took the very helpful advice of a previous reviewer and I did not add the tomatoes until the end of cooking time (when I added the cheese). My lentils came out perfectly soft after the 2 1/2 hours. For those who cann ot have dairy (cheese), these lentils are just as great with or without the cheese. I tasted them both ways. :) I'll make this again. Thanx for sharing!