Sausage & Lentil Soup (#1332)

Serves
Ready
10
2.4
Hours
Prep
Cook
10
Minutes
2.2
Hours
Categories
Soups
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Meat combination of beef, sausage, venison, turkey), ground
  • 1 large Onions chopped
  • 2 medium Carrots peeled & chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green Bell Peppers diced
  • 3 garlic Ground Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 6 Chicken Bouillon Cubes *
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cups Spinach chopped or 1 cup swiss chard
  • 3/4 cup Lentils dry
  • 2 tablespoons Butter optional
  • 1 Very Old Sharp Cheddar Cheese grated

Directions

  1. Sauté meats, rinse & drain for a "lowfat" version.
  2. Add all the vegetables and cook until onion is softened and translucent.
  3. Add 8 cups of water and stock cubes or use the equivalent amount of chicken stock.*
  4. Add all remaining ingredients except lentils, butter and grated cheddar cheese.
  5. Continue cooking covered, simmer for at least one hour on stove-top or transfer to crockpot on low for several hours.
  6. Stir occasionally.
  7. Lentils go in 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving time. Add a bit of water if the soup becomes too thick.
  8. Add the butter if you're not preparing a "lowfat" version.
  9. Serve with grated cheddar cheese sprinkled over the top.
  10. Note: Leftovers are better than fresh.
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