Crockpot Curried Lentils with Ground Turkey & Spinach 

Hold the phone! How come no one told me about how good lentils are?!? I’ve always wanted to cook with Lentils but wasn’t sure how to incorporate them or how to cook them properly. This time around I used Trader Joe’s ready to eat Lentils and they worked out great in the crockpot. 

Since it was cold and rainy, I added ground beef for additional meatiness and the spices to warm me up. It was the perfect comfort food and confession, I went to bed dreaming about how good they were that I ate them for breakfast! 


Here’s the recipe: 

  • 1 package of cooked lentils (I used Trader Joe’s brand) 
  • 1 pound of ground Turkey 
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes 
  • 1/2 bag of Frozen Peppers & Onions 
  • 1 bag of Chopped frozen spinach 
  • 3 Cloves of garlic, chopped 
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 3 Tbsp of Curry Powder 
  • 1 Tbsp of Cumin 
  • 1 Tbsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice 
  • 1 Tbsp of Tumeric 
  • 2 Tbsp of Salt 
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of ground Cayenne – depends on heat preference 

Throw into a crockpot and cook on low for 6-7 hours. 

Serve with whole wheat naan, chopped jalepeños for more heat and a dollop of Mango Ginger Chutney.

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