Sausage and lentil soup

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Lentils
8 cups Water
2 cans (16-oz) tomatoes; undrained
2 Bay leaves
1 tablespoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
8 slices Bacon; diced
1 cup Diced or thinly sliced carrots
1 medium Onion; diced
1 cup Chopped celery
2 pounds Sausage; browned and drained

Wash lentils and combine with water, tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Fry bacon until limp, then add carrots, onions and celery. Saut‚ over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Add bacon mixture and browned sausage to lentils. Simmer for 1 hour. Yield: 2-½ quarts.

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From <Traditions:ATasteoftheGoodLife>, by the Little Rock (AR) Junior League. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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