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slow cooker lentil and ham soup

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Benny Shackelford
Cartright, OK

My wife Nancy and I found the basis of this soup on another site, now I can't find the other site. We adapted this soup to our no salt soup. Try it. Think you will like it. This version of the recipe is presented by Ben/Mojo's Diner.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4 easily
prep time 30 Min
cook time 11 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker lentil and ham soup

  • 1 c
    dried lentil
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 1 c
    chopped carrots
  • 1 c
    chopped onions
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced, always put more garlic since you can't get too much, especially if it's fresh
  • 1 1/2 c
    diced cook ham. we cooked ours since we purchase unprocessed ham
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano-if yoou like thyme, cheat a little
  • 1 lg
    bay leeaf
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper. we use a little more since we like a little kick
  • 32 oz
    chicken broth. use low sodium if you can't get sodium free
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    tomato sauce. use the no sodium added type

How To Make slow cooker lentil and ham soup

  • 1
    In a 3 1/2 quart or larger slow cooker combine the lentil, celery, carrots,onion, garlic and ham.
  • 2
    Seson with basil, thyme, oregano,pepper and the bay leaf.
  • 3
    Stir in the chicken broth, water and tomato sauce.
  • 4
    Cover cook and on low for 11 hrs.
  • 5
    Remove the bay leaf before serving. We started on high for an hour at first then turned it down to slow. This way you can cook the soup in about 6 hours. For those of you working or will not be home turn the soup down, go ahead slow cook for 11 hrs.