Slow Cooker Barbecue Lentils

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233 CALORIES 42g CARBS 1g FAT 14g PROTEIN
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Instead of making baked beans, try this Slow Cooker Barbecue Lentils instead. Great as a side dish, meatless sandwich, or main course.

My father always loved baked beans growing up but I never really understood the appeal. Quite honestly, I didn't really like beans at all. Then suddenly that all changed when I moved out to Los Angeles and fell in love with beans by way of all the amazing Mexican food I was eating. Fast forward a few years and I love almost all kind of beans but still am not a huge fan of baked beans. However I discovered I am a fan of these baked bean inspired Barbecue Lentils. The lentils have an earthier flavor that I really love with the smoky, tomato-y, slightly sweet barbecue sauce. And since I like heat, I always throw some canned chipotle peppers in the mix as well.

The Recipe
Slow Cooker Barbecue Lentils

Slow Cooker Barbecue Lentils

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 8 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours, 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 2 cups dry lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 U sweet onion, diced
  • 4 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or honey)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

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Instructions

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Rinse the lentils under running water. Add everything but the lentils to the slow cooker and stir well. Add the lentils and stir. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233
Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 682mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate 42g
14%
Dietary Fiber 16g
63%
Sugars 12g
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

Like things spicy? Add chipotle peppers in adobo to your barbecue sauce!
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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While I liked this dish and the flavors were good, it felt more like a side dish rather than a main meal. I was also over the sweet flavor after two meals. Definitely a good substitute to baked beans (yuck)
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