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Colombian Lentil Soup

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Colombian Lentil Soup
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 6

Lentil soup is one of the most popular soups in Colombian homes and it’s one of my favorites. I like to serve this soup with white rice and avocado. This lentil soup is perfect for a cold winter day because it’s very comforting. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
3
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2
cup onion, finely chopped
5
cups beef broth
1
cup lentils, washed and drained
2
carrots, peeled and diced
2
potatoes, peeled and chopped into large pieces
1
lb pork meat, cut into large pieces
1
teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
Chopped cilantro, to taste
White rice, to taste
Avocado, to taste

Directions

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  • 1
    Heat the oil in a large pot on medium low heat. Add garlic and onions and sauté for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • 2
    Add broth, cover the pot and bring to a boil. Add lentils, carrots, potato, meat, cumin, salt and pepper. You can add more broth if desired. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 35-40 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  • 3
    Once the lentils are ready, taste them and adjust the seasoning.
  • 4
    Serve immediately with a little cilantro, a side of rice and avocado.

Expert Tips

  • You can use bacon, beef or chorizo instead of pork meat.

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More About This Recipe
  • Lentil soup is one of the most popular soups in Colombian homes and it’s one of my favorites. I like to serve this soup with white rice and avocado. This lentil soup is perfect for a cold winter day because it’s very comforting.

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