German Red Lentil Soup Recipe

A hearty red lentil soup recipe, aka Rote Linsensuppe, is so easy to make. In fact, I giving two recipes that both cook in 30 minutes. Once cooked, the red lentils take on a reddish-golden color and taste similar to yellow split pea soup. It’s a staple in winter, but is good all year round.

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You can use many types of meat such as smoked meat, kielbasa, sausage, ham, or even any kind of wieners you may have. Wunderbar!

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8 cups water, hot or boiling
  • 2 cups rinsed red lentils
  • 3 bay leaves
  • pinch curry powder
  • Montreal Steak Spice (about 1 tsp)
  • 1 Tbsp Vegeta* Food Seasoning
  • smoked sausages or wieners (about 3 or 4)
  • salt, pepper

Instructions:

  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Sauté onions until translucent.
  • Add carrots, celery and garlic. Continue sautéing for several minutes.
  • Add hot water, lentils, bay leaves and pinch curry powder.
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 20 minutes or until lentils are soft and veggies are tender.
  • Add sliced sausages or wieners. Simmer for a few minutes to heat the meat.
  • Season with salt, pepper and Montreal Steak Spice.
  • Remove bay leaves and serve.
  • Makes 8 servings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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