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Beef and Lentil Soup

Beef and Lentil Soup

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    2 h
  • Ready In

    2 h 15 m
KELLY614

KELLY614

A great lunch soup full of protein. I make a batch of this and warm it up all week.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 343 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.4g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1399 mg
  • 56%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke. Season the beef with salt and pepper, then gently place into the hot oil, and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Once browned, remove the beef and set aside, reserving the remaining oil in the pot. Stir in the celery, carrot, onion, garlic, cilantro, and oregano; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 8 minutes more.
  2. Pour in the chicken broth, tomatoes, and browned beef. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the meat is beginning to turn tender, about 1 hour.
  3. After the soup has simmered 1 hour, add the lentils, recover, and continue simmering until the lentils are tender, about 40 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stir in the parsley. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.
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Reviews

Kwaayesnama
24

Kwaayesnama

1/4/2009

The only change I made to the recipe was using beef broth rather then chicken. It was wonderful! ;-)

Susie
18

Susie

2/16/2010

You could add drained cooked hamburger to this instead of beef and I chopped my veges in a small quisinart. I also used rehidrated onion as I forgot onion at the store and 1 T. fresh oregano, fresh parsley. 1 bay leaf. Made a double batch w/ large crushed tomatoes, I will only use one can next time. It made two pretty good sized pots. Next time I will use my 9qt. cast iron pan on low. Cooked for about 2 hours and could not keep the kids away from it. It freezes beautifully.

KimG
18

KimG

1/20/2009

My "I hate vegetables because I'm sure they'll kill me" 11 year old helped make this soup. He and his 9 year old, "I'll eat SOME veggies unless they're green" brother both loved the smell as it cooked. I had my 11 year old "try the soup" to see if it was done and he LOVED it. I added more veggies including chopped fresh spinach and a can of beef chunks from Costco instead of the regular beef. I'm trying to eat more legumes and this will be on the top of my legume recipe list now! If the kids will eat it, it's all good!

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