Recipe of the Week – German Lentil Soup



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


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


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.