Slow Cooker Lentil Soup
- Total Time
So comforting on cold winter days. Lean Canadian bacon adds a hint of smokiness but we give vegetarian tips below, too.
uncooked carrot(s)2 medium, peeled, cut into large chunks
uncooked celery2 rib(s), medium, cut into large chunks
uncooked onion(s)1 medium, cut into large chunks
garlic clove(s)2 medium clove(s), minced
dry lentils2 cup(s), picked over
bay leaf3 leaf/leaves
dried thyme½ tsp, crushed
table salt½ tsp, or to taste
black pepper¼ tsp, or to taste
canned chicken broth8 cup(s)
uncooked Canadian bacon4 oz, diced (4 or 5 slices)
- Place ingredients in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker in the following order: carrots, celery, onion, garlic, lentils, bay leaves, thyme, salt, pepper and broth. Cover slow cooker; cook on low setting for 6 hours. Uncover, stir in bacon and heat for 30 minutes more; remove bay leaves. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.