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Lentil and Split Pea Soup

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“A hearty, satisfying soup. Make up a double batch and freeze half when you want a quick meal on the table in minutes.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute bacon in large saucepan over medium-high heat until fat is rendered, about 4 minutes; remove bacon; drain off all but 1 ½ tblsps of fat; add onion, carrot, leek and garlic and saute until light brown, about 10 minutes; add broth, lentils, split peas, potato, ham hock, celery, thyme and bay leaf; bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until lentils and split peas are tender, about 45 minutes; stir in red wine and simmer 5 minutes longer; discard bay leaf; remove ham hock from soup and remove any meat attached to bone; cube meat and return to soup along with chopped up bacon; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Freezer Note: Making up a double batch of soup is economical of energy and time - you'll do slightly more work now, use the same amount of energy to cook, and save yourself time and energy later on, when you want a quick, nutritious dinner. Just defrost in microwave, reheat well and serve

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