Pork and Lentil Soup

Lean boneless pork and lentils cook fairly quickly to make this hearty cold-weather soup.



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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
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    10   cups 
    water
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    8   
    lean boneless pork, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
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    2   cups 
    chopped onion
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    1 1/2  cups 
    chopped carrot
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    1 1/3  cups 
    lentils, rinsed and drained
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    1   cup 
    chopped celery with leaves
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    2   tablespoons 
    instant beef bouillon granules
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    dried marjoram, crushed
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    1   teaspoon 
    dried basil, crushed
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
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    1/8  teaspoon 
    ground cumin
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    bay leaf
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    1  6  ounce can 
    tomato paste
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    Crisp-cooked bacon, coarsely chopped (3 to 4 slices)

Directions
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In a 4-1/2-quart Dutch oven combine all ingredients except tomato paste and bacon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove bay leaf. Stir in the tomato paste and bacon. Continue to cook, covered, for 10 minutes more or until lentils and vegetables are tender. Makes 8 main-dish servings.
Make Ahead Tip
  • After cooking the first 20 minutes, stir in tomato paste but not bacon. Transfer soup to two-2-quart freezer containers. Seal, label, and freeze up to 3 months. When ready to serve, transfer one portion of frozen soup to a large saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly, stirring occasionally to break up mixture. Sprinkle bacon over each serving. Makes 8 main-dish servings (two 4-serving portions).
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 204, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 15, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 30, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 15, vit. A (RE) 710.86, vit. C (mg) 15.35, sodium (mg) 760, calcium (mg) 50.48, iron (mg) 4.86, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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