Such a filling and nutritious recipe! It is a cross between chili and classic lentil soup and perfect for a chilly evening. The Cajun and bell peppers give it a kick, but the lentils and brown rice keep it classic. Very high in fiber and a great source of protein, vitamin C and potassium.
Crockpot Cajun Lentil Soup
Makes 8 servings. Requires about 10 hours from start to finish.
2 medium red bell peppers, chopped finely
1 medium onion, chopped finely
1 cup dry lentils
½ cup brown rice
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1-2 cups water
1 15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 cups fresh or frozen spinach, chopped
2-3 tsp cajun seasoning
½ tsp each black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
- Add first 6 ingredients to crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours
- Add diced tomatoes, sauce, spinach and seasonings, stir, and let cook for another 20 minutes, then serve!
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 cup: 130 calories, 0.5 grams of fat (0 grams of saturated fat), 875 mg sodium, 30 grams of carbohydrate (2 carb choices), 10 grams of fiber, 6.5 grams of sugar, 7 grams of protein