Today I've got a super easy recipe for you 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Barbecue Lentils. Talk about maximum reward for minimal effort, these slow cooker barbecue lentils really deliver.
If you're looking for an easy, hearty and delicious vegetarian dish with just 3-ingredients (plus water) that requires at least 7 hours of slow cooking, I think you're gonna love these slow cooker barbecue lentils.
They're not only good. They're good for you too.
Low in fat and high in fiber, they'll keep you feeling satisfied for hours and hours.
These slow cooker barbecue lentils are great served plain and would be delicious served in hamburger buns like sloppy joes. I also think they would work as a filling for tacos and/or burritos.
If you're not a fan of vegetarian hot dogs, you could always leave them out or substitute your favorite fat-free hot dogs. (I'm a fan of the fat-free dogs from Hebrew National that have just 1 point each.)
How Many Calories and WW Points in Slow Cooker BBQ Lentils?
According to my calculations, each serving has 272 calories and
9 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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This recipe makes a big batch that will serve a game day crowd, but if you don't have a large crowd to feed you can portion out the leftovers and freeze them for future quick and easy lunches and/or dinners. Or, make a half batch in a smaller (2- to 3-Quart) crock pot, which is what I'll do next time.
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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Barbecue Lentils Recipe
- 2 cups dry lentils (about 1 pound)
- 2 cups barbecue sauce
- 4 cups water
- 1 package (12 ounces) vegetarian hot dogs, sliced
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart.
- Rinse the lentils and put them in the slow cooker.
- Add the barbecue sauce, water and hot dog slices and stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours. If possible, check every few hours during cooking and add a little more water if the lentils seem to be getting too dry. The lentils will be soft when they are done cooking.
Source: slightly adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes!
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like slow cooker vegetarian barbecue lentils you might also like:
- Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Stew
- Weight Watchers Lentil & Swiss Chard Soup (Simply Filling)
- Slow Cooker Lentil and Sausage Stew
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Now why didn't I think of this? I've got a lentil spaghetti sauce, a lentil snobby joe, and a lentil taco filling. But did it ever occur to me, a southern gal, to make a lentil bbq? No! So, thank you, Martha!
You're so welcome, Cammy!Gotta check out your lentil spaghetti sauce!!
I’m curious as to what barbecue sauce you use?