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Lentil Soup

JeanJean Law

A hearty soup on a cold winter’s day.

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Serves 8 - 10
prep time:
45 minutes
cook time:
2 hours
total time:

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Serves 8 - 10
prep time:
45 minutes
cook time:
2 hours
total time:


  • Fully cooked ham shank, trimmed of fat
  • 1 package of dried lentils
  • 2 cans beef broth
  • 4 cans water, divided
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1/2 cup leeks, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoon margarine
  • 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 each savory, thyme, pepper
  • 3 sausages or frankfurters, sliced
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  • 1

    1. In a large kettle, combine ham shank, lentils, beef broth and 2 cans of water.

  • 2

    2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour.

  • 3

    3. Sauté celery, leek, onion, garlic in margarine.

  • 4

    4. Add to lentils, along with mushrooms, herbs and 2 cans of water.

  • 5

    5. Simmer 30 more minutes or until lentils are tender.

  • 6

    6. Remove ham. Cool. Cut from bone and dice.

  • 7

    7. With a potato masher or immersion blender, mash vegetables right in the kettle, leaving some lentils whole.

  • 8

    8. Add diced ham and sausage.

  • 9

    9. Simmer, covered 30 more minutes. For thick soup, simmer uncovered.

Recipe Notes

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Great with corn bread. Freezes well. May need to add water or beef broth after freezing depending on how thick you like it.

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