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Hearty Lentil Soup

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Ingredients
  Dried lentils 1 Pound
  Smoked ham hocks 1 Pound
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Celery stalks with leaves 4 , chopped
  Carrots 2 , cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  Onion 1 Large, chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a slow cooker, place together lentils, ham hocks, celery, carrots, onions and seasoning.
2) Put the lid on and simmer for 6 to 8 hours.
3) Using a ladle press some of the lentils to thicken the soup.

FINALIZING
4) Take the ham out of the lentil mixture and cut into cubes.
5) Put the ham back into the lentil soup.
6) Pour in more water if required.

SERVING
7) Serve the soup hot garnished with chopped parsley if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Lentil
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 751 Calories from Fat 229

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g39.1%

Saturated Fat 7.2 g36.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 55 mg18.3%

Sodium 665.2 mg27.7%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.2%

Dietary Fiber 37.4 g149.7%

Sugars 8.8 g

Protein 48 g95.4%

Vitamin A 106.4% Vitamin C 23%

Calcium 10.8% Iron 49.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Hearty Lentil Soup Recipe