Red Lentil Soup with Ham and Curry

Yields 6

Prep Time 10 min

Cook Time 40 min

Total Time 50 mins

A tasty and easy soup using a crockpot for cooking.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 3-4 stalk of celery, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3-4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 tsp curry powder (I used Penzeys Spices Sweet Curry)
  • 1 bag of red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 ham bone
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Garnish with yogurt and crispy ham or bacon bits.

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in large pot and saute celery, onion and carrots until onion is translucent.
  2. Add the curry powder and continue to saute for 2-3 more minutes.
  3. Place ham bone and lentils in pot.
  4. Add chicken stock to pot. Add water if necessary to make sure bone is covered. Stir all ingredients. Simmer for 30-45 minutes until lentils are softened.
  5. Serve with a dollop of yogurt and some crispy ham or bacon bits.

Recipe Notes

If using a crockpot, saute vegetables and curry in a pan. Put ham bone, sauteed vegetables, lentils, stock and curry into the crockpot and cook on low overnight.

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