Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup

Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup

Weight Watchers Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 162)

It’s been over a year since I’ve made a pot of this easy, delicious Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup.

One of my all-time favorite slow cooker soups, I decided to make another batch before the weather gets any warmer.

When I originally saw the recipe for this Italian Beef and Lentil Soup I really didn’t think much about it.

Then I heard several people singing the soup’s praises during Weight Watchers meetings.

Which was all I needed to make a batch for myself.

The best part?

This is one of those dump and stir one-pot slow cooker recipes.

There’s no precooking required.

To prevent the zucchini from getting mushy, it’s best to add it during the last hour of cooking, if you can.

Mom, Rod and I all really, really like this easy Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker soup!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Stew
 
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Easy, healthy and delicious this Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup is one of my favorites.
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean beef round, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (I used jarred)
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 can (14 - 15 ounces) canned diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¾ cup dry lentils, rinsed
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh, silvered basil
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the beef, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, tomatoes, tomato paste, lentils and beef broth in a 5-quart or larger slow cooker and stir to combine everything well. Cook, covered, on low for 6 to 7 hours. During the last hour of cooking add the zucchini. Remove the cover and stir in the basil.
  3. Serve hot.
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1-1/2 cups): 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus


Substitute 2 cups fresh cut green beans for the zucchini if you prefer.

Source
Slightly adapted from Weight Watchers

If you liked this Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup you might also like:

Hearty Beef Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup
Slow Cooker Lentil Sausage Soup
Skinny Slow Cooker Beefy French Onion Soup

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Comments

  1. Barbara says

    I made this recipe when it came out in the weekly. It was the most vile recipe I ever made. I followed it to a tee. No taste–I cooked it longer than stated in the recipe and the lentils were still hard. I’ve made lentil soup many many times and never had anything that resembled this. I give this a big thumbs down–no stars for this.

    • says

      Barbara,

      Sorry you didn’t like it. We did and it’s rare with Rod, Mom and I all agree. Both the meat and lentils were cooked to perfection when I made it. And I did bump up the seasonings a little, which I tend to do, with most recipes. Just goes to show that you that it’s impossible to please all of the people all of the time! And there are just so many variables when it comes to cooking – quality/flavor of ingredients, variabilities of equipment and on and on. With a 4.5 star rating and over 900 reviews on the WW website, I stand with the majority on this one, which isn’t always the case :-)

  2. Joy says

    My husband and I enjoy this recipe alot as well, and at 6’4″ and 165 he normally doesn’t have a need or care for weight watchers recipes. He asks for this recipe routinely! I have only made it with fresh green beans so far, and double them to 4 cups.

    Thanks for posting this so I don’t have to keep track of where the weekly went!

    • says

      Hi Ashley,

      I’m not sure what to say. This is a recipe that I took right from the Weight Watchers weekly magazine which only provides the Points Plus value, not the calories, fat, fiber, carbs, protein values needed to calculate it. If you can’t trust Weight Watchers to print the correct Points Plus value in their weekly magazine, who can you trust, LOL??? I’d say to choose the value that makes you feel most comfortable. When you are trying to lose weight, it’s always better to overestimate than underestimate. I’ve been in maintenance mode for several years so I’ve got a bit more wiggle room. And the truth is that I didn’t end up at WW because I ate too much Beef Lentil Soup :-) But, my best advice is to always trust your gut!

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