Ham and Lentil Soup in the Slow Cooker

    11 hours 20 minutes

    Ham and lentils make a very satisfying dinner - and using a slow cooker it's easy to set this meal up in the morning and have it ready at the end of the day. Serve with warm bread.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 cup (185g) dried lentils
    • 1 cup chopped celery
    • 1 cup chopped carrots
    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 1/2 cups (about 300g) diced cooked ham
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 litre chicken stock
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 8 teaspoons tomato sauce

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:11hours  ›  Ready in:11hours20min 

    1. In a 3 1/2 litre or larger slow cooker combine the lentils, celery, carrots, onion, garlic and ham. Season with basil, thyme, oregano, the bay leaf and pepper. Stir in the chicken stock, water and tomato sauce. Cover and cook on Low for 11 hours. Discard the bay leaf before serving.

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    This was delicious! The only thing I did different was I added a can of stewed tomatoes instead of the tomato sauce. Very, very good. If you like it spicy you could add some hot sauce or a little chili powder. I've turned the AC down so I can pretend it's cold outside. This soup is perfect for that...and healthy too. PS. I cooked it on the stove for 45 minutes instead of using the crock pot. I was hungry.  -  27 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great recipe. I added hamhocks, and added extra water from the start. I also added a half cup extra lentils and used stewed tomatoes. Whole family loved it including kids 5 and 7.  -  08 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This soup was thick and hearty. I really enjoyed the flavor. You may need to add a little more water, as mine turned out a little too thick. A really enjoyable meal on a cold day with warm corn bread.  -  10 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)