German Lentil Soup

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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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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


    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
    2 tablespoons lemon juice


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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  • I also added some crushed red pepper seeds and one 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies and it spiced it up a bit. Omitted ham and it had a great flavor without.
    My first attempt at Lentil Soup but it won't be my last. Thanks for sharing!
    - 2/19/15

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