Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lentil Soup...

It's a cold and gloomy day here, so I thought a crock pot recipe for a warm soup might come in handy. This one is simple, low in fat, high in fiber.

1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup lentils
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
5 cups chicken broth, regular or low sodium
8 oz. tomato sauce
1/3 lb. ground turkey, browned
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 tsp pepper

Brown your turkey meat on your stove, I season mine with s & p & garlic powder while it's cooking. Then dump everything in your crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Stir occasionally of you are home. Remove the bay leaf before serving. That's it!

Variations: I have made this with 1/3 pound, 1/2 pound and 1 pound of turkey before and it turns out great either way you choose... just depends what you are in the mood for. You could also omit the turkey and add some beans if you want to go the vegan route! Get creative!

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