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30 crock pot recipes and slow cooker meals

30 Crockpot Recipes & Slow Cooker Meals!

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 quarts 1x
  • Category: main
  • Method: slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A collection of the best, highly rated crock pot recipes and slow cooker meals from around the web: Slow Cooker Lentil Chili.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound ground meat chorizo (use veggie meat, turkey, beef, chicken)
  • 8 ounces dried brown lentils
  • 4 ounces dried red lentils (can sub brown lentils, red makes the chili thicker)
  • 2 carrot, sliced in half rounds about 1 1/2 cups
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (seeds removed or not)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (adjust salt to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ancho powder (use chipotle for spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 6 cups broth, veggie, chicken or beef
  • 1 bell pepper, green or colored, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional-to taste)

Instructions

For Crockpot 

  1. In a skillet, sauté onion in a pan over medium high heat with oil for 3 minutes until it starts to soften.  Add garlic stirring in and add chorizo, sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chorizo mixture into the crockpot along with the lentils, carrots, tomatoes, jalapeño, salt, ancho powder, oregano, smoked paprika cumin broth, molasses and cinnamon sticks.
  3. With the lid on, cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.  Add in the green peppers in the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Serve with fresh cilantro and sour cream.


Notes

See Lentil Chili post for full details.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 281
  • Sugar: 9.1 g
  • Sodium: 774.9 mg
  • Fat: 2.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41 g
  • Fiber: 7.9 g
  • Protein: 24.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.9 mg

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