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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 164.3
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.2 mg
  • Sodium: 344.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15.4 g
  • Protein: 18.7 g

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German Lentil Soup

Submitted by: BEAR14GSB

Introduction

This is a great dinner soup. Just serve with a nice salad. This is a great dinner soup. Just serve with a nice salad.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    4 bacon slices, diced
    2 medium onlins, sliced
    2 medium carrots, sliced
    1 cup sliced celery
    8 oz. package John Morrell Diced Ham
    16 oz. package lentils
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1/2 teaspoon thyme
    2 bay leaves
    8 cups hot water
    salt
    2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

A quick side-note: I like to put all the veggies in a food processor instead of all the slicing...the kids don't even realize they're eating veggies, and they love the soup. Now, on with the instructions.

1. In 5-quart Dutch oven or large saucepot over medium-hich heat, fry bacon until lightly browned.

2. Add onions, carrots and celery and over medium heat, cook until onions are tender, about 5 minutes.

3. Add ham, lentils, pepper, thyme, bay leaves, hot water and 2 teaspoons salt.

4. Cover, simmer over low heat 1 hour or until lentils are tender. Discard bay leaves.

5. Stir in lemon juice and serve.


Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BEAR14GSB.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    VERY good lentil soup. I used turkey bacon and added some crushed red pepper. Amazing soup! Definitely a keeper!!! - 6/28/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good,i used chickenbroth instead of waterand turkey sausage - 1/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this soup. Am making it now, minus the ham. I am just using the bacon for flavor, and sodium free chicken broth flavor. - 9/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My mother makes this all the time without bacon or ham. I have put turkey kielbasa in it or a hambone to flavor it up! Good soup for a cold winter day. - 4/12/10

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  • Great recipe. I doubled the recipe and tripled the the celery and carrots for extra veggies. Resulted in 12 nice size bowls for a full meal under 300 kcal each. Nice! I added some hot sauce to my bowl. Delicious. - 6/11/13

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  • Awesome soup! The lentils stay whole, it's very filling, with lots of fiber. I use smoked sea salt instead of plain, also a good option for vegetarians to get the smoky flavor without the meat. Thanks for a great recipe! - 1/13/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with onion soup mix and left out the onions and celery. It worked really well in my crockpot. This was an amazing soup! - 1/1/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    didn't have the ham but am sure it would make it just as tasty! - 1/17/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What kind of other protein sources works well with this soup other than ham. It's to much sodium in ham for me. Other than that it sounds like a great recepie. Will be cooking it on Wednesday. - 9/4/11

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  • Very filling and easy to make. Great for lunch the next day! - 2/19/11

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Plan to make this on the weekend. - 1/9/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will be making this soon. - 3/8/08

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  • I made it but modified it for my tastes, Added Beer in place of 3 cups water and cut ham to 4 oz but added up to 2 smoked Pork Chops with bone and discarded bones and bay leaves after - 11/12/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Will be making this. - 5/22/07

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