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318
Calories 
42g
Carbs 
3g
Fat 
32g
Protein 
6
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(7 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Lately I have been obsessed with lentils and using them in everything from soups to salads to stir-fries. And since I love making anything in the slow cooker, it was only a matter of time before I was bound to try a slow cooker lentil recipe.

This dish was inspired by a Peruvian dish I love that uses a red pepper sauce that is spicy and smoky. Normally the recipe calls for 8-12 dried California chili peppers, but I opted to use a combination of cumin, chili powder, oregano, and paprika instead since the peppers can be hard to find. You can up the spice level, using 1-2 tablespoons of chili powder, depending on how spicy you like things and you could add spinach or kale if you wanted some greens. You could also use extra broth if you prefer a stew.

Prep Time

Slow Cooker Red Pepper and Ground Turkey Lentils

17
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

8
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 5 cups low sodium chicken broth (divided)
  • 2 U red peppers, chopped
  • 1 U red onion, chopped
  • 8 U garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 lb. dry lentils
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 31mg
10%
Sodium 252mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 42g
14%
Dietary Fiber 19g
76%
Sugars 5g
Protein 32g

Directions

  1. Add the tomato sauce, half the chicken broth, red onion, red peppers, garlic cloves, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and paprika to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add that sauce along with the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until lentils are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Note: I like to brown the turkey before adding it the slow cooker but it isn't necessary.
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Slow Cooker Red Pepper and Ground Turkey Lentils
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