Lentil Soup with Ham bone

Lentil Soup with Ham bone

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 115.0
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.5 mg
  • Sodium: 620.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 8.0 g

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Introduction

I had a ham bone in the freezer that needed to be utilized, so I came up with this soup from the ingredients I had on hand. I had a ham bone in the freezer that needed to be utilized, so I came up with this soup from the ingredients I had on hand.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 large ham bone with meat (about 2.2 lbs.), fresh or frozen
    8 oz. (about 1 1/4 cup) dried lentils
    8 cups water
    1 medium onion, chopped (about 2 1/2" size)
    1 large carrot (about 7 1/2 inches long)
    1 stalk celery, chopped
    1 Tbsp. butter, unsalted
    1 (10 oz.) can Rotel Tomatoes & Green Chilies
    1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
    2 cloves garlic, crushed (optional)
    1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
    Dash of nutmeg
    Salt and pepper to taste, optional


Directions

In a large stockpot, combine the water and ham bone. Bring to a boil; skim any scum off the top, cover and simmer for about 1 hour.

Add the lentils and simmer approximately 45 min. to 1 hour, until lentils are tender.

Remove the ham bone; set aside to cool. When cool enough to handle remove any meat and cut into bite-size pieces. Mine yielded about 2 cups meat.

In a separate skillet, saute the onion, carrot, and celery until tender but not brown. Add to the simmering soup along with the ham, Rotel, tomato sauce, thyme and nutmeg.

Continue simmering for an additional 30 mnutes to allow the flavors to meld. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Makes about 10 (1 1/2 cup) servings (maybe a little more)

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ZINASP1.

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  • I sweated the aromatics before adding bone and water, which is usual for soups. - 9/28/19

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  • Incredible!
    love it - 9/25/19

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  • Loved this. Only change I made was to use regular tomatoes without the chilies - 7/6/19

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  • Think I'Il make this one tomorrow....its cold here! - 1/16/18

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  • Incredible!
    I made this tonight, and it was well-liked by all, even my picky niece and nephew. I will definitely make it again! - 1/6/14

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