Frankfurter and Lentil Soup

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
20 mins
2 hrs

Make ahead - freezes well

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  1. Slice franks 1/4 inch think in pieces. Heat oil in a 4-quart pan and brown franks on all sides.
  2. Remove an refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Put celery, green pepper, carrots, and garlic in same pan. Saute for 10 minutes, stirring. Remove from heat.
  4. Add beans, beef broth, water, tomatoes (optional), pepper, and bay leaves to pan with vegetables.
  5. Cover and cook for 2 hours on medium low or until beans are soft.
  6. Add franks. Remove bay leaves and serve warm.