Crock Pot Lentil Soup Recipe @pinch

So easy, yet so tasty! Don't let the simple ingredients fool you; this is one dynamite lentil soup! The ease of preparing it in a Crock Pot makes it even better. Lentils are like little sponges and soak up the fantastic flavor of the ham hock and the medley of veggies. This slow cooker lentil soup has well balanced savory flavor. Perfect with a little dollop of sour cream. Fall means soup weather! We love ham hock and beans at our house but we get a little tired of it sometimes so I decided the other night to pick up dried lentils instead of beans. The result was so delicious!

crock pot lentil soup
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Other Soups Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 pound(s) bag of lentils
  • 4 cup(s) chicken broth
  • 4 cup(s) water
  • 1 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 - stalks of celery
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 large ham hock
  • 2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 dash(es) black pepper
  • 1 cup(s) additional water or chicken broth
Intructions :
  • Place 1 bag of lentils (about 2 cups) in your Crock Pot with the 4 cups of chicken broth and 4 cups of water
  • Cut up onion, celery, and carrots and mince finely in a food processor or by hand. Saute the veggies in a large frying pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil until soft. Add them to the Crock Pot
  • Stir everything up and add the ham hock. Cook on low all day. (I put mine in at 7 in the morning and we didn't eat it until nearly 9 that night. It will be fine.)
  • After it has cooked for between 6 and 8 hours take out the ham hock and get rid of the fat and bone. Chop up the meat
  • Put it back in with the lentils. Add the salt and pepper to taste. I found 2 teaspoons of salt were just right but a saltier ham hock may mean you don't need to add as much salt
  • Add another 1 to 2 cups of chicken broth or water to thin it back down to soup consistency at this point; allow to simmer a little longer. Serve it up, top it with sour cream and enjoy!

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Keyword : recipe-American-Other Soups-Slow Cooker Crock Pot

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