Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day – 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 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.
Skinny on 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Barbecue Lentils
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.)
This recipe makes a big batch that will serve a crowd, but if you don’t have a 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.
According to my calculations, each serving has 272 calories, *6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *9 SmartPoints.
- 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.
If you're not a fan of vegetarian hot dogs, substitute your favorite fat free hot dogs (I like the ones from Hebrew National with 1 Point)
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *6
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *9
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints *7
Source: slightly adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes!
*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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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