Saturday, August 16, 2014

Slow Cooker: Orange Lentil Soup

What to do with a left over ham bone...soup is always a good choice. But I decided to go for lentils for this one. Simple and quite delicious with some pita bread.

This is a slight adaption from an Emeril recipe. I wanted to try a lentil recipe in a slow cooker but couldn't find one I liked with a ham bone. So I found this recipe and decided to give it a try in the crock pot anyway. It is a nice lentil you can eat as a soup or "dipper-do" as my mom says with pita bread.

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 c. onions, diced
1 c. celery, diced
1 c. carrots, sliced
sprinkle of salt and pepper
2 Tbsp. garlic, chopped
6 springs of thyme
2 bay leaves
2 qt. chicken stock
1 ham bone
1 lb. orange lentils

1. In a large pan over medium heat, add oil.
2. Once hot, add onions, celery, carrots, salt, pepper, and cook for 5 minutes.

3. Add garlic, thyme and bay leaves and cook for another minute.

4. Pour veggies into slow cooker.

5. Add lentils, ham bone, and chicken stock.

6. Cook on low for about 5 hours.
7. Stuff face! Keep an eye out for the bay leaves.

Original Recipe: Emeril Lagasse

Might also enjoy:
Cream of Broccoli Soup
(Greek Lemon Soup)
Slow Cooker: Chili
Con Carne with Beans

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