Ham and Lentil Soup
- 1 meaty ham bone
- 6 cups water
- 1 1/4 cups dried lentils, rinsed
- 1 (28
ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 to 3 carrots, sliced
- 2 celery ribs,
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 12 ounces bulk pork
sausage, cooked and drained
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- In a Dutch oven, bring ham bone and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer
for 1 1/2 hours.
- Remove ham bone. To broth, add lentils, tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions and
seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or
until lentils and vegetables are tender.
- Meanwhile, remove ham from bone; coarsely chop. Add ham, sausage and parsley
to soup; heat through.
Yield: 10-12 servings (3 quarts)