Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

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You can use water instead of beef broth, and vegetable shortening instead of chicken fat, in which case the soup becomes pareve. This version is very popular in Israel in the winter. It is another soup that can be simmered in a very slow oven overnight, once the fried onion has been added.
Servings: 8
Calories: 229

Ingredients
 

  • 2 quarts beef broth or consomme
  • 2 cups red or brown lentils rinsed, soaked overnight, and drained
  • 1 carrot coarsely chopped
  • 2 onions 1 stuck with 2 cloves
  • 2 stalks celery roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons chicken fat

Instructions

  • Pour the broth or consomme into a soup pot and add the lentils, carrot, onion stuck with cloves, celery, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Slice the remaining onion. Melt the fat in a skillet and saute the onion over medium heat until it just begins to color. Transfer it to the soup.
  • Continue to simmer soup, stirring occasionally, for 90 minutes. Dip a cup into the soup and remove some soup and lentils. Puree the cup of soup in a blender or food processor, and return it to the soup, to thicken the liquid. (More lentils can be pureed if a thicker consistency is preferred.)
Calories: 229 kcal
Carbohydrates: 32 g
Protein: 15 g
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Sodium: 890 mg
Potassium: 653 mg
Fiber: 15 g
Sugar: 3 g
Vitamin A: 1298 IU
Vitamin C: 5 mg
Calcium: 50 mg
Iron: 4 mg
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