Rhinelander Lentil Soup

Rhinelander Lentil Soup


"This is a wonderfully hearty lentil soup. The lentils are simmered in a beef base with a variety of vegetables, potatoes and bacon."


3 h 45 m servings 220 cals
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Original recipe yields 11 servings



  • Calories:
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 669 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the oil, bacon, carrots, onions, and celery. Saute for 5 minutes, or until bacon is crisp. Stir in the flour until it's dissolved and mixture is pasty.
  2. Slowly add the water, stirring constantly. Then add the bay leaves, salt, lentils, beef base, thyme, nutmeg, white pepper and potatoes. Stir all together well, bring just to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 hours.
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  1. 59 Ratings


I would have given this 5 stars, but went with 4 because it needed to be tweaked. Add extra carrots, lentils and potatoes, reduce flour to 1/2 c. and liquid to 3 Qts. and omit the olive oil and ...

I doubled the amount of lentils and tripled the amount of potatoes and there was still plenty of broth to handle the increase. This soup is very tasty, but at almost 13grams of fat per serving ...

Did not care for the flour - soup tended to stick and needed constant attention while simmering - I prefer to add cornstarch to thicken at the end of cooking time.

I enjoyed this recipe and it turned out to be a hearty delicious soup. Don't cover while simmering.

Excellent. I was generous on the portions of potato, onion, celery, and carrot. Used canned beef broth over bouillon - just adjusted water accordingly. Served w/the Whole Wheat Beer Bread fro...

LOVE THIS SOUP!!!!!! We recently visited a Reinlanders and had this soup. My husband liked it so much he had to find out how to make it. Everyone we served it to loved it too.

This is a great soup recipe. My entire family enjoyed it and it was easy to make. I was out of dried Thyme, so I used some dried Rosemary instead. It was delicious and I will definitely make ...

I chose this recipe because I had all the ingredients on hand. This is the first time I've ever made soup, and it turned out delicious! Very hearty and tasty!

Wonderful recipe for my toddler. Just omitted the bacon and salt and used low-sodium broth, and it made a very healthy soup for him.