Delicious & Nutritious. I love the crock pot!
16 ounce bag of lentils, rinsed
1 chopped onion
14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes with garlic (including liquid)
1/2 cup uncooked barley
14.5 ounce can of beef broth
5-7 cups water
Your choice of seasonings
Optional additions: chopped meat, sliced celery, garlic
In a 4-quart slow cooker, mix lentils, onion, carrots, tomatoes, barley and seasonings. For seasoning, I added garlic salt, seasoned salt and Mrs. Dash garlic herb blend. Stir in broth and about 5 cups water. Cover and cook on low heat for 9-10 hours. If you choose to add meat, add it after about 5 hours of cooking. Add water as needed to keep all ingredients immersed. Your soup is done cooking once vegetables and lentils are tender.
Serve with some homemade cornbread.