slow cooker lentil ragu

Slow Cooker Lentil Ragu

A delicious frugal dish that cooks away in the slow cooker while you work. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 125 g button mushrooms halved
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 100 g dried red lentils
  • 100 g dried green/puy lentils
  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500 g passata
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • 125 ml red wine or port if making this as a vegan dish make sure the wine/port is vegan
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce again if making as vegan use a vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper


  • Prep all the vegetables and place in the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients. Stir.
  • Cook on low for 5-7 hours until sauce is thick and lentils are cooked. It is sometimes worth giving the ragu an occasional stir during cooking and check no more liquid is required. If it does need more water before the end of cooking make sure this is hot water.