Sausage And Lentil Soup

Sausage And Lentil Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, out of casing and crumbled

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1/2 tsp sugar

  • 4 tbsp tomato paste

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 1 cup green lentils, rinsed and drained

  • 2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed to a powder

  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 8 cups chicken stock

  • fresh parsley for garnish

Directions

  • In a pan, cook sausage, breaking it up, until browned.
  • Add the onion, celery, carrot, red pepper, bay leaf and sugar. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste, garlic and spices, lentils, salt and pepper. Stir.
  • Add stock and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until lentils are tender. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

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