YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: AnneMaries Lentil Soup, contributed by TwinLakesChef

Recipe Title: AnneMaries Lentil Soup

Contributed by: TwinLakesChef

Additional Credits for Recipe
Adapted from AnnMarie’s Personal Cookbook

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Note from the Diva
Tweaks

1 T Summer Savory, a bit of grated carrot & a diced tomato for color & texture. At serving time I garnished with flakes of Jarlsberg cheese and minced fresh parsley.

You can add 3 crushed garlic cloves to the onions as they saute; in the winter time I add a few drops of hot chili oil

Note on Lentils

This superfood gives you protein and cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber, as well as about twice as much iron as other legumes. And lentils are higher in most B vitamins and folate.Brown lentils still have their seed coat and have not been split. Lentil artifacts have been found on archeological digs dating back 8,000 years, and The Bible's book of Genesis tells the story of Esau, who gave up his birthright for a bowl of crimson lentils and a loaf of bread.

List of Ingredients
* 1 lb lentils
* 1 T bacon drippings
* 1 medium onion
* 1 lb. Bacon, chopped finely
* 2 T wine vinegar
* 2 tsp sugar
* 10 cups beef broth
* 4 cups water
* Bouquet garni

Preparation
Rinse lentils well

Make Bouquet garni

Tie parsley, bay leaf, & celery together with a cooking string or in cheese cloth.

Fry bacon in a pan until crisp.

Remove bacon to a soup pot. Reserve 2 T of the bacon grease



Add diced onion to frying pan with 2 T reserved bacon grease

Saute onion over low heat until translucent

Add to pot along with the wine vinegar & sugar.

Add the beef broth

Add the water.


Put a lid on the pot; bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for about 1 hour

Remove bouquet garni and serve

Number of Servings: 10

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Cookbook Category
Grains/Legumes/Rice/Cereal
Soup-Hot

Special Equipment Needed: soup pot

General Cooking/Prep Method
Simmer

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Quick & Easy
Healthy

Good for Season/Celebration/Holiday
Winter

Tested & Approved Recipe
Yes!

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Posted by TwinLakesChef on Mar 28, 2010 8:31 AM CST:
This is a great recipe!

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