Rating: 4 stars
65 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4

When you want a meal that's hearty AND healthy, this French lentil soup is high on flavor but low on calories. It's packed with veggies and seasoned with cumin and cayenne - the perfect slow cooker vegetable soup for tonight.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Karla Conrad

Recipe Summary

25 mins
7 hrs
7 hrs 25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 3/4-inch pieces. If desired, in a nonstick skillet cook beef over medium-high heat until browned on all sides. Place meat in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in broth, lentils, water, sweet pepper, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, cumin, and cayenne pepper.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Stir in parsley. Ladle soup into bowls.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 50mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 24g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 11g; sugars 3g; protein 26g; vitamin a 2575.3IU; vitamin c 31.3mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 5.7mg; vitamin b6 0.7mg; folate 185.5mcg; vitamin b12 0.8mcg; sodium 353mg; potassium 689mg; calcium 60.6mg; iron 4.1mg.