German Lentil Soup

Recipe by HeatherFeather
READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse lentils very well with cold water- pick them over and remove any nasty bits or pieces of stone.
  • You can soak them overnight in cold water if you like, then drain before using.
  • In a large stockpot, place drained lentils, 6 cups fresh cold water, bouillon cubes, and just half of the diced onion.
  • Cook for 1 1/2 hours on medium-low heat, covered.
  • Add the potatoes and cook until they are tender- 30-40 minutes approximately.
  • In a small pan, melt the butter and saute the remaining onions until browned.
  • Add the flour to the onions and stir until combined.
  • Add to the soup, stirring constantly to combine.
  • Add the vinegar and season with salt& pepper to taste.
  • 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.
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