Sunday, February 3, 2008

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I’ve made soup. I think that sums up how I feel about this year’s match up. Spicy Lentil Bean soup that is indeed very spicy. In spite of my lack of enthusiasm for the Super Bowl this year – Go Giants!

Lentil and Sausage Soup

1 pound sweet Italian sausage
1 large onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
8 ounces package dry lentils, rinsed
1 cup finely chopped carrot
4 cups water
1 (14.5 ounce) can beef broth
1 can diced tomatoes
Garlic powder
1 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Place sausage in a large pot. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Add onion, celery and carrot and sauté until tender and translucent. Stir in lentils, water, chicken broth and tomatoes. Season with garlic powder, parsley, bay leaves, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover, and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until lentils are tender.

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