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Crockpot Moroccan Lentil Stew

User Rating 4 Star Rating (8 Reviews)

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Crockpot Moroccan Lentil Stew
Lentils, potatoes, and squash simmer in your slow cooker for a delicious meatless Crockpot Moroccan Lentil Stew.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried lentils, sorted and rinsed
  • 1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 10 small new red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp. curry powder
  • 8 oz. pkg. frozen cut green beans, thawed

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients except lemon juice, 2 tsp. curry powder, and green beans in a 4-5 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours until lentils, squash, and potatoes are tender when tested with knife. Increase heat to high setting. Stir in lemon juice mixed with the second amount of curry powder, and thawed green beans. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until mixture is thoroughly heated and beans are tender.

If you have a new hotter cooking crockpot cook on low for 6-8 hours until lentils and potatoes are tender. If the recipe is 'mush' you cooked it too long. And always season food to taste. Since, as I have explained before, the crockpot mutes spices, so you may need to add more curry powder and cumin before you serve it.

User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
very good with a couple adaptations, Guest Rae

I made this on the stove. It was exellent, but I'll admit to making changes after reading the reviews. I cooked this in a box of Kitchen Basics stock rather than water. I used 3 onions and caramelized them well. I also added 1 tsp of garam masala, 2 tsp of oregano, 1 tsp of cilantro and 1/2 tsp of paprika. The layers of flavor are what is important. If you just dump everything into a crock pot and leave it for hours, you get a 1 dimensional flavor and mush for texture. I would never fix this in a crock pot.

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