Lentil Soup

Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

I make a few different kinds of lentil soup this one is made from leftover New England boiled dinner.

Both recipes are included


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Serves:

family

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

3 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

FOR BOILED DINNER

1
ham shank
1
cabbage head
2
onions, quartered
4
good sized sweet potatoes, cut into thirds
4
potatoes, quartered
10
chicken bouillon cubes
5
crushed garlic
1 bag(s)
baby carrots
1
rutabaga, cut in chunks about the size of the white potatoes
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning
2-3
bay leaves, dried
pepper to taste
water to cover all

FOR LENTIL SOUP

leftover, ham, vegetables, and broth from dinner
1/2-1 bag(s)
dried lentils

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For New England Boiled Dinner

Put everything for dinner in a large soup pot and cover with enough water to cover it all while cooking. Bring to boil and cook on medium-low until the rutabaga is cooked. (Note the sweet potatoes cook the fastest that is why they are cut larger. Rutabaga takes the longest.
2
Slice meat and transfer to bowl plates (Plates with curved sides That way you can also have some liquid.

Do not add salt as the chicken bouillons are salty.
3
To make soup

Depending on amount of leftovers and amount of people you are making soup for put 1/2 to 1 bag of dried lentils in water for an hour.

Drain and put into a 2 qt sauce pan with some leftover broth. heat to boil and cook on medium until soft. 30 minutes or so.

While that is going cut the leftover ham from bone and cut into bite sized pieces. Then do the same with the vegetables. add all of them to the pot. simmer 30 minutes and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American