Recipes and Cooking Lentil Soup with Beef and Red Pepper 4.2 (66) 8 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 1, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Karla Conrad Prep Time: 25 mins Slow Cook Time: 7 hrs Total Time: 7 hrs 25 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak 4 cup reduced-sodium beef broth 1 cup French lentils, rinsed and drained 1 cup water ¾ cup coarsely chopped red sweet pepper (1 medium) ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium) ½ cup sliced carrot (1 medium) ½ cup sliced celery (1 stalk) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ⅓ cup snipped fresh parsley Directions 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 265 Calories 7g Fat 24g Carbs 26g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 265 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 50mg 17% Sodium 353mg 15% Total Carbohydrate 24g 9% Total Sugars 3g Protein 26g Vitamin C 31.3mg 157% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 4.1mg 23% Potassium 689mg 15% Folate, total 185.5mcg Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.7mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.