Lentil Soup

Melody U.

By
@ElfiePoo

Simple and hearty. Serve with crusty bread.


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Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

16 oz
pkg dry lentils
1
bay leaf
2 1/2 qt
water
3/4 c
carrots, chopped
3/4 c
onions, chopped
3/4 c
celery, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 tsp
pepper
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1
ham hock or shank

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat 1-2 Tbs of olive oil in soup pot. Saute carrots, onions, and celery until a bit carmelized. Add garlic to vegetables and saute for 30 seconds. Add a cup or two of water to deglaze the pan, scraping up all of the browned bits. Add remaining water, lentils, bay leaf and ham hock. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to simmer and cook uncovered for 2 hours. If soup seems to be reducing too quickly (it should be a somewhat thick soup), cover with a lid for remaining cooking time.
2
Remove ham hock; pick meat off bone, chop and return to soup. Salt and pepper to taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #Soups, #lentils, #Stews