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Lentil Soup - Linsen Suppe

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“I grew up on this soup, and still enjoy it today. Great cold weather food, and tastes even better the next day.”
2hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick over lentils and wash.
  2. Dice bacon, and render in large pot to accommodate all ingredients.
  3. Sautee onions, carrots, and celeriac or celery leaves about 5 minutes.
  4. Add stock on lentils.
  5. Bring to a full boil.
  6. Reduce heat and cook for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  7. Can also be cooked in a Crockpot about 4-5 hours on medium, 6-8 hours on low.
  8. Add sausage or smoked ham cut into bite size pieces.
  9. Optional: Melt lard or margarine or butter and caramelize the coarsely chopped onion, individually add to lentils at the table.
  10. Vinegar can be added to personal taste at the table also.
  11. Sourdough bread with caraway seeds is a great accompaniment.

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