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Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Stew

Easy, healthy and delicious this Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup is one of my favorites.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 25 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 233
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean beef round, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 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
  • 3/4 cup dry lentils, rinsed
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh slivered basil

Instructions

  • Ideal slow cooker size: 5- to 6-Quart.
  • 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.
  • Just before serving, remove the cover and stir in the basil.
  • Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Substitute 2 cups fresh cut green beans for the zucchini if you prefer.
Serving size: 1-1/2 cups
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *2
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *2
Nutrition Facts
Weight Watchers Italian Beef and Lentil Slow Cooker Stew
Amount Per Serving (1 -1/2 cups)
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.1g6%
Carbohydrates 21.9g7%
Fiber 9.3g37%
Protein 27.8g56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot beefy lentil soup, lentil beef soup, low fat lentil beef stew