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Chat 'n Dish: Savory Lentil And Sausage Soup

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The perfect winter soup; hearty and filling!
Ingredients
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Celery stalk 3 , chopped
  Carrot 4 , chopped
  Sweet potato 2
  Smoked sausage 8 Ounce, cut into rounds about 1/2-inch thick
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), minced (3-4 or more to taste)
  Paprika 1 Tablespoon
  Red pepper flakes 1 Pinch (Optional)
  Italian parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lentils 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Chopped tomatoes 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1. Place a large stock pot on flame and pour olive oil in warm pot.
2. Drop sausage and cook over medium heat until lightly brown on both sides. Remove sausage from pot and set it aside.
3. Turn the heat down to low and drop vegetables in it. Stir well. Let it sweat for 15-20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, chop sausage slices into quarters.
5. After 20 minutes, throw garlic in pot and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
6. Add chicken stock, chopped tomatoes, and lentils. Stir well. Cover and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
7. Add parsley, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Stir, cover with lid and simmer for another 20 minutes.
8. With blender, pulse 2-3 times, just enough to thicken the stock.
9. Put the sausages back into the pot. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.

SERVING
10. Into a soup bowl, ladle soup and serve it hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Sausage
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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