This just might be the easiest recipe ever! Simply combine your ingredients in a slow cooker and after a few hands-off hours, this super-flavorful Indian-inspired stew is done. Perfect to make ahead or freeze in batches for busy weeknight dinners.

5 from 1 vote
Easiest-Ever! Slow Cooker Curried Red Lentil Stew
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
8 mins
 
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 192 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 cups chicken broth low-sodium
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion large
  • 1 TB ginger minced
  • 1 TB garlic minced
  • 1 TB curry powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 TB butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced, additional for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine chicken broth, lentils, tomatoes, onion, ginger, garlic, mustard seed, coriander, cumin, and cayenne in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook for 6 hours on low or 3 hours on high or until lentils are tender.
  3. Stir in butter, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and cilantro. Serve garnished with cilantro leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Easiest-Ever! Slow Cooker Curried Red Lentil Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 665mg 28%
Potassium 555mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Vitamin C 14.7%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 22.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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