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Lentil Soup

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Hearty, smooth, homey lentil soup. This is quite rich, both in consistency and flavor, with carrots and potatoes for color, texture and taste. Great to serve as comfort food at the end of a hard day.

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Difficulty Level

Easy

Hard

Needed Items

Durations

  • 30 minutes hands on
    3 hours cooking time

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp salad oil
    2 Tbsp olive oil
    3 oz bacon (3-4 strips)
    1 large carrot
    3/4 cup diced onions
    1 1/2 stalks celery
    1 medium yukon gold or yellow potato
    3/4 cup all purpose flour
    3 1/2 quarts (14 cups) water
    1 cup green lentils
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp sugar
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp paprika
    1/4 tsp dry mustard
    1/4 tsp curry powder
    1/2 tsp white pepper
    Pinch of nutmeg
    2 Tbsp beef base

Number of Servings

  • 6

Equipment

  • Chopping knife
    Large soup pot

Do-Aheads

  • None

Additional Notes

Be sure to stir this fairly often as it’s simmering, so that it doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pan.

A dash of Chardonnay or other white wine can make a nice addition to this soup.