Creamy Tomato and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup

Creamy Tomato and Lentil Slow Cooker Soup

Time: 4 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium Spanish onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 6 cups tinned crushed tomatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils
  • 1 1/4 cups cream
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomato pesto (optional)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oil in a non stick pan. Cook onion over medium heat until golden. Add garlic and chilli and cook for about 1 minute.
  • 2 Place onion mix in slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, stock, tomato paste, brown sugar and lentils.
  • 3 Cover with lid and cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 4 hours.
  • 4 Stir in cream 1/2 hour before end of cooking, replace lid and continue to cook.
  • 5 The orginal recipe says to ladle into bowls and top with 2 tsp sundried tomato pesto. Serve hot with crusty bread.
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