Did you know lentils are a rich source of dietary fiber? Lentils are also a powerhouse of nutrition. They are a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K, but are particularly rich in dietary fiber, lean protein, folate and iron.
2 cups red lentils
4 Tbsp butter
1 white onion, diced (about 2 cups)
2 stalks celery, trimmed, and diced (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup minced garlic
2 cups cored, diced tomatoes
1/2 green pepper cored, seeded, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
32 oz low sodium vegetable broth
2 Tbsp tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 Tbsp Cornstarch
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1. Add lentils, butter, onions, celery, garlic, tomatoes, green peppers, vegetable stock, Tabasco, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, chili powder, cornstarch, salt, and pepper to 6-8 qt slow cooker. Stir to combine; cover.
2. Cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 8 hours. Stir; serve.