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Old 07-05-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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Sausage Lentil Soup (like Carrabba's)

* 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.

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.


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Old 07-05-2007, 12:24 PM   #2
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Sounds wonderful! I love lentil soup!

I'll save this for winter. Summer has finally arrived in the NW!

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Old 07-05-2007, 12:47 PM   #3
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thanks grillingfool.

looks good. i have a container of lentils that i've been meaning to make. i think i'll brown/sweat everything in a skillet, then finish it in the crock pot.

we recently had dinner in a carrabba's in lancaster, pa., and were pleasently surprised that a chain italian place was that good.
we were expecting another olive garden.
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:23 PM   #4
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mmmm that looks great!

I make a similar stew with lamb shanks and swiss chard, instead of the sausage and spinach.

I will try your version - thanks!

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Old 07-05-2007, 04:13 PM   #5
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I just lurve it when I have EVERY SINGLE INGREDIENT that a fantastic recipe calls for

thanks for this one, looks like a treasuretrove of flavor!
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:00 PM   #6
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Sounds absolutely delicious, & I've saved it as well.

One question re: the sausage. Are you using sliced Italian sausage in their casings, or loose sausage without casing?
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:21 PM   #7
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I usually get sausage in the casing, but I take it out first.

I suppose, if you couldn't find any "hot" Italian, that you could
get sweet and add some good old red pepper flakes....
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:10 PM   #8
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Sounds slurpalicious! I have it copied and saved...many thanks!
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:10 PM   #9
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It's not Lentil Soup weather in the Northeast right now, but I just had to copy the recipe so I'll be sure to have it when cool weather rolls around.

That sounds super!
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Old 07-06-2007, 04:21 PM   #10
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love love love sausage and lentils together
thanks for this one!

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