Recipe of the Week – German Lentil Soup

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Ingredients:

2T olive oil
Smoked pork hock
1#  sweet potatoes, peeled and cut to 1/4 slices
4 cloves garlic
2 red bell peppers, diced
2 carrots, sliced bite size
1 large onion, chopped coarsely
1 celery rib, sliced
1 28 oz. can Italian crushed tomatoes, with liquid
1 # brown lentils, rinsed
10 cups chicken stock
1 bunch parsley, leaves chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Process:

Brown pork hock in olive oil in soup pot or Dutch oven

Remove hock…add potatoes, garlic, peppers, carrots, onion and celery and saute 5 minutes

Add remaining ingredients, including the ham hock.

Simmer about an hour.

Remove hock and cut into small pieces return to soup.

Add salt and pepper

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Jan Argenbright, Thousand Oaks

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Stefan Djordjevic

Or substitute soy dogs for pork and vegetable stock for chicken stock and make it vegetarian. Thanks.