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Old 02-28-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Connie’s Lentil Soup TNT

I've been wanting to try lentils for a long time, and after studying many recipes, I came up with my own, and was well-pleased with the results.



Connie’s Lentil Soup TNT

1 1/2 cup each brown lentils, chopped onions, chopped celery, chopped carrots
1 heaping tbl minced garlic
1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced diagonally
2 cups leftover cooked chicken (opt)
1 can diced tomatoes with juice
1 can chicken broth
1 can beef broth (I meant to use 2 cans chicken broth, but the mistake turned out well)
1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
about 2 tbls pesto
olive oil

Rinse lentils and soak in hot water while you chop vegetables. In a dutch oven, saute onions, celery and carrots in a couple tbls olive oil until onions are translucent. Add garlic and sausage, and cook another 5-10 minutes. Stir in lentils. Add the diced tomatoes, broth, chicken and Old Bay. Cook until lentils are tender, about 45 minutes. Stir in pesto and serve.

I didn't add any actual salt at all...there was enough in the broth, sausage and pesto.

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Old 02-28-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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Sounds good! I make a sausage and lentil soup similar to that one.
When the mood hits, I can eat it for days and days...
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:10 PM   #3
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I can see what you mean. I'm just glad I finally tried it out. This was something I'd never seen or tasted before, but I'll certainly be cooking it again.
I may also try some other ways of using lentils. I can imagine them cooked with pork chops or chicken in the oven, or perhaps with beef chunks, mushrooms and a long-grain/wild rice mix.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:14 PM   #4
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Sounds delicious, Connie. I love anything with lentils. I think they are unappreciated and unused.
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