Lentil and Sausage Soup

This hearty soup is one of the German favorites in winter.

What you need
Lentil  4oz (100g)
Onion, chopped 1/2 cup
Cauliflower, chopped 1/2 cup
A bay leaf
Sausage,  7-8 oz
Bacon, 2-3 slices, chopped
Butter, 1/2 tbs
Soup stock  1.5 quarts

Any sausage will work well but I recommend the ones for grilling. I like Hillshire firm’s links available in a supermarket.

What to do

1) Soak the lentils in water overnight.

2) Melt butter in a soup pot over medium heat. Saute chopped onion until softened. Then add chopped cauliflower, bacon and a bay leaf and keep saute for 3-4 min.

3) Add soup stock. Stock can be chicken, pork or vegetable. Or you can also use water and a bouillon cube.

Simmer for 20- 30 minutes over medium-low heat until lentils become very tender.

4) In the mean time, coarsely chop the sausage.

5) Heat a non-stick pan and fry the sausage over high heat.

Use a sheet of kitchen paper and wipe off the excess fat in the pan.

5) When lentil is soft, add the sausage and simmer for 2 min.

Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

Lentils are quick and easy to prepare compared to other dried beans, yet offers many nutrients including cholesterol-lowering fiber, protein, iron and vitamin B.

This good- for- health soup also tastes great and ideal for cold season.

I have the recipe in Japanese, too.
レンズ豆とソーセージのスープ

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2 thoughts on “Lentil and Sausage Soup

  1. Yuling

    We tried this soup over the weekend. It was very good. This was my first time cooking a lentil soup so it was a great tip to soak the beans overnight; it took much shorter time than I expected to get them soft and tasty. I paired the soup with fried (frozen) dumplings, east meets west, works very well!

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