Der Rhinelander Lentil Soup

Linda Hoover

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@TotallyCaffeinated

For my 10th birthday my parents took me on a three hour drive to Der Rheinlander restaurant, in Portland, OR, for my birthday. Very big hit. This savory soup was between the fondue and the main dish. It certainly woke up the appetite, I remember wanting more of everything.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
10-12
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
3 Hr 20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

4 Tbsp
olive oil
5
slices of bacon, cut in small pieces
1 c
chopped carrots
1 c
chopped onion
1 c
chopped celery
3/4 c
all-purpose flour
2
bay leaves
2 tsp
salt
1 c
dry lentils
2
cubes beef bouillon
1 tsp
dried thyme
1 dash(es)
ground nutmeg
1 dash(es)
ground white pepper
1 c
diced potatoes

Step-By-Step

1In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the oil, bacon, carrots, onions and celery. Saute for 5 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Stir in the flour until it's dissolved and mixture is pasty.

2Slowly add the water, stirring constantly. Then add the bay leaves, salt, lentils, beef base, thyme, nutmeg, white pepper and potatoes. Stir all together well, bring just to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 hours.

3Calories: 220 | Total Fat: 11.1g | Cholesterol: 9mg

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom
Hashtags: #savory, #lentils, #hearty