Soups: New Years French Lentil Soup Recipe

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Submitted by french_tutor

Makes 8 servings



Ring in the new year with "fat back and beans" says the old tradition. This recipe makes a great New Years Day dinner, served with Boston Brown Bread.

Recipe Ingredients for SOUPS: New Years French Lentil Soup

2 oz thick pepper bacon
2 oz country ham
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
1/3 cup green pepper, chopped
1 Jalapeno pepper, fresh, chopped
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
1 1/3 cups French lentils (dry)
4 cups low sodium chicken stock
1/4 cup chopped fresh Basil or Parsley

Recipe Directions for SOUPS: New Years French Lentil Soup

  1. Chop the bacon and ham into small dice.

  2. In a 9" skillet over medium heat, cook bacon and ham in the olive oil until bacon begins to crisp. Add in onion, carrot, green pepper, and Jalapeno. Continue cooking until onions are translucent, stirring frequently.

  3. Stir in tomatoes, cover, and lower heat. Simmer about 15 minutes, until tomatoes burst and release their juices. Keep warm over low heat.

  4. Wash and sort the lentils to remove any debris. Place lentils and the chicken broth into a 2 - 3 quart slow cooker on high. Stir in bacon and vegetable mixture. Add water if necessary to fill slow cooker at least 2/3 full.

  5. Cover and cook on high for 2 - 3 hours.

  6. When lentils are soft but not mushy, the soup is done. Stir in the Basil or Parsley and allow flavors to blend for 10 minutes. Top servings with fresh ground black pepper if desired.

Categories

Beans, Vegetables, First Course, Main Dish, Soup, FrenchGerman, Slow Cook

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 233.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
191
Calories from Fat
49
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.4g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Sodium
262mg
11%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
22.6g
8%
Dietary Fiber
10.7g
43%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
13.4g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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