Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Stew
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Serves: 6
 
Easy, healthy and delicious this Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup is one of my favorites.
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.
Recipe by Simple Nourished Living at http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/03/weight-watchers-italian-beef-and-lentil-slow-cooker-stew-recipe/