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Colombian Lentil Soup

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.

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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

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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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