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Total Time
Prep 12 hrs
Cook 4 hrs

Family recipe from Aunt Dorothea

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak lentils for 12 hours in 6 cups of water.
  2. Drain. Put in pot with 12 cups of water and ham bone. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low for 3 hours.
  3. Add chopped onion, celery and carrots. Simmer for another hour. Thicken by adding butter and flour. Add paprika and salt to taste.
  4. Just before serving add 1 vinegar or strained tomatoes. Serve.