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Old 07-08-2007, 07:29 PM   #11
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I love lentil soup. This will be great this winter. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:39 PM   #12
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I love lentil soup, nad that recipe looks to be one of the best quick and easy types I've ever seen. Got a copy, thanks.
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Old 07-08-2007, 07:52 PM   #13
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I also love lentil soup.Did you know it is the oldest legume in the world?
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:42 PM   #14
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geez, jp mcgrew, i hope the lentils i bought are more fresh than yours!
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:31 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by GrillingFool
* 1 pound hot Italian sausage
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 2 stalk celery, finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
* 1 (16 ounce) package dry lentils, rinsed
* 1 cup shredded carrot
* 8 cups water
* 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
* 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
* 1 tablespoon garlic powder
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
* 2 bay leaves
* 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
* 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
* 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
* 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

I added a package of frozen chopped (or fresh) spinach.

DIRECTIONS
1. Place sausage in a large pot. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.
Add onion, celery and chopped garlic, and saute until tender and translucent.
Stir in lentils, carrot, water, chicken broth and tomatoes.
Season with garlic powder, parsley, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, basil, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
Cover, and simmer for about 1 hour, or until lentils are tender.

The soup will be a "stoup", to use an aggravating tv chef's language. Thick and hearty, with a touch of zing.
Excellent with a hunka hunka chunka bread! Even with just the 2 of us here, there are never any leftovers to freeze.
Sounds great, only I'd do without the spinach, and substitute chicken broth with pork broth wherever I can find it. I once had a Spanish lentil and chorizo soup at my college at a party in honor of Saint Dominic de Guzman.
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