Algerian Lamb and Lentil Soup

Recipe by Acerast
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse the lentils, place in a large pan and cover with water, soak for 2 hours, drain.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan.
  • Add the lamb cubes, season with salt and pepper and brown them.
  • Add one-half of the broth, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the lamb is tender but still slightly underdone.
  • Stir in the lentils and remaining broth and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, saute the onion, carrot and garlic in the butter until soft.
  • Sprinkle onion mixture with the cumin and cinnamon.
  • Add the onion mixture and orzo to the pot.
  • Cover and keeping lid ajar, simmer 10 minutes or until the lamb and lentils are cooked and the pasta is al dente.
  • Taste for seasoning.
  • This is a hearty soup.
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