Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Stew
Author: Simple Nourished Living
Recipe type: Soup
Easy, healthy and delicious this Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup is one of my favorites.
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
Sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper.
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.
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/