Easiest-Ever! Slow Cooker Curried Red Lentil Stew

This just might be the easiest recipe ever! Simply combine your ingredients in a slow cooker and after a few hands-off hours, this super-flavorful Indian-inspired stew is done. Perfect to make ahead or freeze in batches for busy weeknight dinners.

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4 cups chicken broth low-sodium
2 cups red lentils
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 large onion
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon mustard seed
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup cilantro minced, additional for garnish
Nutritional Information
192kcL Calories
30g Carbohydrates
12g Protein
2g Fat
1g Saturated Fat
3mg Cholesterol
665mg Sodium
555mg Potassium
14g Fiber
2g Sugar
125IU Vitamin A
12.1mg Vitamin C
41mg Calcium
4mg Iron


Combine chicken broth, lentils, tomatoes, onion, ginger, garlic, mustard seed, coriander, cumin, and cayenne in a slow cooker.
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Cook for 6 hours on low or 3 hours on high or until lentils are tender.
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Stir in butter, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and cilantro. Serve garnished with cilantro leaves.
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