Ham Sausage & Lentil Soup

Recipe by OceanIvy
READY IN: 2hrs 1min
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in 6-8 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until almost all fat is rendered.
  • Transfer sausage to platter and drain off all but 2 tablespoons grease from saucepan.
  • Add ham, onion, green pepper and carrot. Cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, thyme and cumin.
  • Cover and cook 5 minutes.
  • While that's cooking, thinly slice sausage; add to pan with chicken stock, tomatoes and lentils.
  • Reduce heat to low. Cover partially and simmer gently until lentils begin dissolve, about 2 hours.
  • (Can be prepared up to 3 days in advance and refrigerated, or frozen for several months.).
  • Discard any fat from the surface, taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer just until warmed through, then add spinach.
  • Serve while warm.
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