Slow Cooker Southwestern Black Beans and Lentils

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206 CALORIES 40g CARBS 1g FAT 14g PROTEIN
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I have always loved the combination of lentils and black beans, but surprisingly it isn't one I see often in recipes. This slow cooker recipe brings those two healthy, fiber filled ingredients together with a slew of Mexican spices. It makes a delicious dish on it's on, is perfect for tacos and burritos, and if you prefer a stew you can add some extra broth. You can also incorporate more veggies. Hearty greens like kale or chard make great additions as do starchier veggies like squash and sweet potatoes.

The Recipe

Slow Cooker Southwestern Black Beans and Lentils

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

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  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 15 oz. can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder (or to taste)
  • 4 tbsp. chopped cilantro

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Instructions

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1

Combine everything in the slow cooker, except the cilantro.

2

Cook on low for 8 hours or until lentils are tender. They will cook in 3.5-4 hours on high.

3

Drain any excess liquid. Add the cilantro before serving.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206
Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 447mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate 40g
13%
Dietary Fiber 17g
67%
Sugars 4g
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.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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January 3, 2016 - 16:41
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While I liked this recipe overall, my slow cooker must cook a lot faster/hotter than this recipe. My lentils got a bit mushy/burnt on the bottom. I'll definitely adjust the cooking in the future!
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