Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lentil Soup

I love Lentils!,,,they are pretty much a super food,,,packed with Protein, Iron and Fiber! This is a  great soup and the cumin in here gives it a great flavor,,,It takes a while to cook, but trust me it is worth the wait!!,,,,Enjoy!

2 T oil
1 small onion (diced)
2 carrots (diced)
3 celery ribs (diced)
1- 14 1/2 oz can petite diced tomatoes (undrained)
2 C Lentils (rinsed and picked)
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 t cumin
1 bay leaf
2- 32 oz boxes Beef broth
first place dry lentils in a colander,,,rinse and pick out any stems you may see (set aside)
saute onion carrot and celery until soft and onion is translucent
add tomatoes lentils and spices,,,,,,then pour in beef broth
Bring soup to a boil and then simmer for at least an hour,,,,stirring occasionally..
you can cover pot if you like
just give it a taste to make sure lentils are soft
remove bay leaf and enjoy!
(I sprinkled a tad more cumin in mine because I love the flavor!)

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