Saturday, March 03, 2012

Turkey Sausage Lentil Soup (Healthy Cooking)

I don't usually follow a recipe - but I thought it may be a novel snowy afternoon activity. 

8 C Water
1 pkg (16 oz) dried lentils - rinsed

1 pkg (19.5 oz) turkey sausage (casings removed and crumbled - I used some turkey I had)
2 medium onions, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 medium carrots, cut into 1/4 in slices
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans (14.5 oz ea) beef broth (Used veggie broth)
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes (used diced)
I med potato, diced
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper
I added 2 T dried Italian herbs - until I liked the look and taste
No clue what this is but a few shakes of this zipped it up!
Bring water and lentils to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 18-22 min or until lentils are tender. Drain.

In Dutch oven, cook sausage, onions, celery, carrots  over med heat until meat is no longer pink and veggies are tender.  Add garlic and cook 2 min longer.

Stir in broth, tomatoes, potato, seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce  and simmer uncovered 15 - 20 min until potato is tender.

Stir in lentils and heat through.  Serve with croutons and a shake of cheese if desired.

Stacia said this was "Beeee licious!"

Nutrition facts - 1 1/3 C equals 314 calories, 6 g fat, 17 g fiber, 24 g protein

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