Country Hamburger Lentil Soup - Crock-Pot
photo by DianaEatingRichly
- Ready In:
- 12hrs 15mins
- 1 cup dried lentils (I used a mix of red, brown, green and yellow)
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 8 ounces lean ground beef, browned
- 3 ounces celery, thinly sliced (3 stalks)
- 3 ounces baby carrots, thinly slieced (good-sized handful)
- 1⁄2 small onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups water
- 3 teaspoons beef bouillon
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 -2 bay leaf
- 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. 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.
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.
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