Country Hamburger Lentil Soup - Crock-Pot

"I created this on a busy hockey weekend - I wanted something warm to come home to after spending a long day at the hockey rink. This was just the ticket... and I got to clean out my cupboards too!"
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Ready In:
12hrs 15mins




  • Brown ground beef.
  • Combine all ingredients in 4-5qt crock pot.
  • Cook on low at least 12 hours or high for 6 hours. I do a combination of high/low, when I made this I did low for 5 hours and high for 4 hours.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving.
  • *Note: when I saved the leftovers, I added another cup of water to prevent it from becoming too thick the next day. It made very yummy leftovers!

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  1. Emily L. your stew sounds great buy why would you post your recipe in the middle of the reviews for this excellent SOUP recipe ? very odd .
  2. Great recipe! I added a handful of frozen peas and a raw potato, peeled and cubed. I wonder if this recipe freezes well.
  3. I substituted Bulgar Wheat for the hamburger in mine to make it vegetarian and we loved this!
  4. Great recipe! It was easy to follow and taste great. I browned the onions and garlic first, then browned the ground beef, and then added in the other ingredents. I mixed everything well before placing it into the crock pot. Using the crock pot bag liners made clean up so easy.
  5. This was fabulous and super easy. I left out the tomatoes and ended up needing a bit more water to make it more soup like and less stew like. I cooked it on high for 4 hours and thought it was about right. Definately a keeper!


  1. 2 lb hamburger browned & drained, add 3 chopped potatoes, 2 cans mixed vegetables drained, 1 can corn drained, 1 28 oz can crushed tomato, add 1/2 cup green chili sauce, put lid, simmer until done (its my recipe)
  2. 1. I didn't have diced tomatoes so I substituted a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes. 2. I used one pound of ground beef 3. I simmered it on the stove for 2-1/2 hours 4. I added an extra cup of water and an extra teaspoon of beef bouillon. 5. I added about one cup of V8 and a few dashes of black pepper for more flavor.
  3. Made as written, just topped with a sprig of fresh basil.
  4. I liked this stew, and thought I'd share my changes. I used 2 regular carrots and omitted the celery. I sauteed the veggies with the beef with some salt and pepper. I also used chicken stock and chopped up a jalapeno (no seeds) and fresh basil for the crock pot. Next time I think I'll try italian sausage and beef broth instead of chicken stock. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
  5. Easy recipe to throw together in the morning, put it all in the crock pot and let it simmer throughout the day. I substituted red beans for the lentils and I did add 2 extra cups of beef broth to make it soupier.


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