Slow Cooker Ham and Lentil Stew

Slow Cooker Ham and Lentil Stew

I love recipes that I can throw together in my crockpot and forget about until dinner. This Slow Cooker Ham and Lentil Stew is exactly that.

Very good! Especially with the addition of the spinach. A great idea for those cold winter days!

This recipe is a delightfully pleasant change to the usual ham-and-potato dishes commonly found. The lemon juice is REALLY great in this.

The flavor improves, as do many soups, after a night in the ‘fridge.

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Slow Cooker Ham and Lentil Stew
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 15 mins
 

Nothing beats a good slow cooker stew and this ham and lentil is the best.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Ham and Lentil Stew
Servings: 6
Calories: 365 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 cups ham diced
  • 2 cups dried lentils
  • 2 cups carrots diced
  • 2 cups celery diced
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 10 1/2 ounce cans chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 6-ounce bag baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • lemon slice garnish
Instructions
  1. In a 3 1/2-quart or larger crockpot mix all the ingredients together, except the spinach and lemon juice.

  2. Cover pot and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or low for 7 to 9 hours or until lentils are tender.
  3. Add spinach and stir, cover, and cook the final 5 minutes or until tender.

  4. Stir in lemon juice, mix well, and serve.

Enjoy!

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Recipe based on one by lauralie41
Photo by Bayhill