Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I have been making this soup for years. I normally use green lentils but use your preference. This is an excellent recipe for diabetics.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, brown ground beef and drain fat.
  2. Add water,lentils, cabbage,carrots, celery,onion, green pepper, pepper, thyme and bay leaf. Add salt and bouillon cubes if using.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until lentils and vegetables are tender.
  4. Add spinach and heat through. Remove bay leaf.


Most Helpful

Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag game and yummo! I did add some garlic and beef bouillon cubes but otherwise followed the instructions. Definately a keeper. Thank you for such a tasty recipe.

mama smurf July 03, 2013

Yummy! I added a lot more water cause it was thick a lot and it's still thick. I'm glad I added water. I used beef bouillon cubes to give it more taste. I used green lentils, 2 1/2 cup cabbage, baby carrots, a red bell pepper. And at the end, I decided to omit the spinach cause it was too thick already. I love it like that. Thanks Lorrie. Made for Holiday tag

Boomette February 23, 2009

I used leftover roast beef & 1 cup of soup dried beans (had them in house). As stated by a previous reviewer this soup has a lot of flavour. I plan on making this again. Thank you Lorrie Montreal!

Kit^..^ty Of Canada January 30, 2008

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