This is slow cooked food at its finest. Simple to make, comforting to eat, perfect at the end of a long day. Serve with bread and Parmesan if you like.
For a richer finish I add some diced pork spare ribs. The tomatoes can make this dish sweet so I normally add one green apple (shredded) - 08 Feb 2011
For those of you that couldn't get your lentils to cook: Adding any acid food such as tomatoes will slow down the cooking time and you'll end up with hard lentils. Add tomatoes after the lentils are nearly cooked through. This should be in the cooking directions. I also added cajun seasoning, onion, garlic, fresh parsley etc. served with corn bread like red beans and rice. Yum - 16 Feb 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I love lentils and was looking for a little something different to do with them when I happened upon this recipe. Well, lets just say I could not keep my husband from dipping into the crock pot over and over again before it was time for dinner. This was really wonderful! I did make two changes though. Instead of using plain diced tomatoes, I used diced tomatoes with green chilis. I also chopped up a small onion and put it into the mix. I gave this recipe 5 stars because I think it would have been wonderful without the changes I made, we just like our food with a little bit of a "bite" to it. Not only was this meal yummy, but very economical as well. I served with warm crusty bread and a big salad and I was able to feed my family of 5 for under $10.00, with leftovers to boot. Thank you so much, I will be making again for sure! - 02 Oct 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)