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Basque Lentil Potato Soup

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“I made homemade lentil soup for the first time, and this recipe is a keeper. The potato and sausage add a lot of texture and flavor to this dish. The recipe says it's best when it's made 24 hours in advance. All I can say is if it's this good today, I can't wait for tomorrow. If you don't have chorizo use any other spicy sausage like linguica. Recipe courtesy of Beyond Burlap--Idaho's Famous Potato Recipes, Junior League of Boise. This recipe says it serves 4 to 6 people, but in my opinion it serves 8 to 10. However, if you find yourself going back for additional servings like I did, I suppose it would serve 4 to 6.”
2hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sort and rinse the lentils.
  2. Combine the lentils, water, potato, carrot, celery, onion, undrained tomatoes, and chorizo in a large heavy saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat.
  4. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Add the beef bouillon, catsup, and worcestershire sauce.
  6. Simmer for 30 minutes or longer.
  7. Season with salt to taste.
  8. Serve in a bread bowl for a special treat.

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