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    German Lentil Soup

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    HeatherFeather's Note:

    Posted by request. Adapted from "Authentic German Homestyle Recipes" by Gini Youngkrantz.

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    1. 1
      Rinse lentils very well with cold water- pick them over and remove any nasty bits or pieces of stone.
    2. 2
      You can soak them overnight in cold water if you like, then drain before using.
    3. 3
      In a large stockpot, place drained lentils, 6 cups fresh cold water, bouillon cubes, and just half of the diced onion.
    4. 4
      Cook for 1 1/2 hours on medium-low heat, covered.
    5. 5
      Add the potatoes and cook until they are tender- 30-40 minutes approximately.
    6. 6
      In a small pan, melt the butter and saute the remaining onions until browned.
    7. 7
      Add the flour to the onions and stir until combined.
    8. 8
      Add to the soup, stirring constantly to combine.
    9. 9
      Add the vinegar and season with salt& pepper to taste.
    10. 10
      Optional:If you would like to add some meat to the soup, simply have pre-cooked sausages (you can even use German frankfurters if desired) sliced into small rounds and drop them into the pot during the last 15 minutes of cooking time.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 28, 2003


      this is a hearty vegetarian soup, and tasted even better the next day. i blended some with a hand blender to thicken, but left enough chunks for texture. good for a cold winter day

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    • on April 03, 2003


      Wow this was SOOO yummy. I added a little diced turkey ham (I'm on Weight watchers) and it was the perfect meal. My kiddos went nuts for it and all I did was add a few cooked elbow macaronis to their bowls!!! I'll make this again..and again and again!!!

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    • on August 18, 2010


      Wow, incredibly delicious! It tastes fantastic even without meat. I have a feeling I will be making this very frequently! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for German Lentil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (310 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 255.5
    Calories from Fat 40
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    Cholesterol 10.3 mg
    Sodium 356.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 12.7 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 11.3 g

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