Slow Cooker Skinny Italian Beef and Lentil Stew

Seriously, my poor blog has been NEGLECTED.  The past few weeks have been filled with endless hours at work, celebrating my birthday, the Superbowl, and more work. Luckily, the little spare time I have had, I've spent in the kitchen. TONS of new recipes will be coming your way in the upcoming weeks!

This recipe is a Weight Watchers recipe and because someone is going to Hawaii in the spring, she NEEDS to be watching her food intake. However, I refuse to eat like a bird for the next couple of months. Despite being a "healthy" recipe, it was  REALLY good and filling. It is  the perfect meal for a cold day...and YES, it does get cold here. I made this when the temps droped below 50. Don't judge me...I grew up in MI & lived in Chicago totalling 25 years. I KNOW cold. Did I mention it is a slow cooker meal? EVEN BETTER!   The only thing I would do differently is season the meat before dumping it into the crock pot.  I used such lean meat that I thought it was just a tad bland. Otherwise, this meal was perfect!

Serves: 6
Cook time according to Rachel: 6 hours 30 mins
How difficult was this for Rachel? Easy!

16 oz lean beef round cut into 1 inch chunks
4 cups canned beef broth
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups fresh green beans, chopped
14.5 oz diced tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
3/4 cup dry lentils
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper
seasoning for meat


Dump everything into the crock pot. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.

Stir occasionally. 
Serve. That's IT.


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