Beef Lentil Soup

By Lorrie in Montreal on October 27, 2007

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Ingredients

    1. 1 lb lean ground beef
    2. 1 quart water
    3. 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
    4. 2 cups cabbage, chopped
    5. 1 cup carrot, sliced
    6. 1 cup celery, sliced
    7. 1 cup onion, chopped
    8. 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
    9. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    10. 1/2 teaspoon thyme
    11. 1 bay leaf
    12. 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
    13. 2 beef bouillon cubes (optional)
    14. 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

Directions

  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.