How to make it

  • Brown the sausage. Put it on some paper towels to drain.
  • Cook the bacon in your soup pot. LEAVE the drippings (you can, if you must, drain some out to lighten this up).
  • Remove the bacon and add the celery, onion, and carrots. Enjoy the aroma. Salt to sweat and saute for about 5 minutes until the onion and celery are softened and the carrots are just starting to soften.
  • Add the bay leaves and thyme.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir it through for a minute.
  • Add the water, lentils, sausage, and chopped bacon. Stir through. The water should be enough to completely cover everthing that's in the pot, plus the potatoes to come, and be a soup. You want 'broth' here.
  • Cover, bring to a boil and then drop it to a low simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the taters and continue to simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  • Add in the chopped parsley and stir through before serving.
  • Remove the bay leaves (and thyme sprigs if you went that way).
  • Get your bowls and bread plates ready and serve it up.

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    " It was good "
    Cosmicmother ate it and said...
    Fantastic soup, full of flavour! I differed slightly in that I added the sausage in a raw state by removing the casings and dropping them in as little meatballs. The broth made from the meat, veg, herbs and etc. was really tasty, silky smooth and rich. I think the only thing the soup needs is something to balance the richness like some diced tomatoes or a splash of lemon juice or vinegar to brighten it up.
    At the end I also added a handful of baby spinach and baby kale instead of parsley. The whole family enjoyed it!
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    " It was excellent "
    rockyruby ate it and said...
    this sounds really good....first soup I will make this winter...thanks for the great switch on lentil soup.
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  • jess 11 years ago
    I've bookmarked this one....anything to get my kids to eat something different and this is it
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  • jenniferbyrdez 11 years ago
    Sounds good, maybe because this is how I make mine, minus the taters.
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