Simple Leftover Hambone, Carrot and Lentil Soup

Simple Leftover Hambone, Carrot and Lentil Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 93.8
  • Total Fat: 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.8 mg
  • Sodium: 136.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 6.7 g

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Introduction

After serving that Sunday or Easter ham, save the bones to make this hearty and delicious soup. This soup is definitely comfort food, at less than 100 calories per serving. After serving that Sunday or Easter ham, save the bones to make this hearty and delicious soup. This soup is definitely comfort food, at less than 100 calories per serving.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Hambone or Hamhock
    Onions, raw, 1 medium, diced
    Baby Carrots, raw, sliced in thirds
    Water, tap, 6 cup
    Lentils, 2 cup (or 1 lb. bag)
    Spinach, fresh, half of 10 oz package
    Olive Oil, 1 tsp

    Optional Ingredients:
    Salt
    Garlic Salt
    Berbere Spice or Curry Powder
    Basil
    Thyme
    Seasoning Salt


Directions

1. Warm olive oil is stock pot over medium heat. Add diced onions and sliced carrots. Saute until onions are translucent.


2. Add 3 cups of water and the ham bone to the pot. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down, cover and simmer for 2 or 3 hours.


3. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Place pot in refrigerator until the contents are cold.


4. Remove pot from refrigerator. Remove hambone and spoon off the white fat that will collect at the top of the liquid. Discard fat.


5. With fingers, remove meat from ham bone, tearing it into bite-sized pieces. Return meat to the pot and discard the bone.


6. Add 3 cups of water and lentils to pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 30-60 minutes. Add spices to taste. Do not add salt or garlic salt until the end of the cook time or the lentils may become tough.


7. Stir in spinach and serve. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KKS5369.

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