Soup Pot: mix all ingredients except for the vinegar in a soup pot and cook until lentils are done; approx. 1 hour. Add the vinegar at the end.
Crockpot: same thing but cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or on HIGH for 8-10 hours.
Yield: 8 servings
Note: I also added a good bit of black pepper, garlic powder, parsley flakes, a bit of cumin powder and a touch of dill seeds to kick it up a notch.