Crock Pot Beef Lentil Soup

"This recipe was printed in our local paper. I was looking for recipes to use the soup bones I got when purchasing a side of beef from our local farmer. This is thick and rich and so easy to toss in the crock pot. Set your bread-maker to be ready when the soup is done, and dinner is served!"
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Ready In:
9hrs 15mins




  • In slow cooker (4-1/2 quarts or larger) combine all ingredients except cabbage.
  • Cover& cook on low 8 hours or until lentils are tender.
  • Remove beef from bones, shred and and return to pot.
  • Add shredded cabbage, turn pot to high setting, and cook 30 to 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

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  1. Thoroughly enjoyed this soup. I cooked in my electronic pressure cooker instead & it came out very tasty. I added some kale & increased the tomatoes. Sub'd beef broth for the water/bouillon & cut back the salt. Great soup, thanks for sharing.
  2. Delicious! I never use bouillon, so I used 2 cans of beef broth and one of chicken broth. Since the beef broth was not low-sodium, I skipped the added salt. I added a couple of bay leaves and a bit of dried thyme. I also left out the cabbage, since I didn't think it needed the extra bulk. It was really delicious! This is a keeper! Made for My Three Chefs Fall 2009.


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