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15 INGREDIENTS9 STEPS7HR 30MIN

Slow Cooker Lentil and Ham Soup

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With very little effort, the whole family can enjoy a hearty and satisfying soup made from scratch. It’s a wonderful bowl to warm everyone up from a day of outdoor activities even if it’s not a holiday.

7HR 30MIN

Total Cooking Time

15

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Servings:
6
Serves 6
1 1/2 cups
Green Lentils
1 1/2 cups
1/4-inch dice
2 stalks
Celery , chopped
1/4-inch dice
2
Carrots , chopped
1/2-inch dice
2 cups
Green Cabbage , chopped
1/2-inch dice
2 cloves
Garlic , minced
1 Tbsp
1 tsp Dried Parsley
1/2 tsp
Dried Thyme
1
Small Cooked Ham
bone-in
Smoked Pork Hock
8 cups
Chicken Broth
Vegetable Broth
to taste
Chopped Fresh Dill
as needed
as needed
Salt and Pepper
1/2 Tbsp
Distilled White Vinegar
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Author's Notes

For a vegetarian/vegan option, use vegetable broth and omit the ham and sour cream. Makes 10 cups.

Directions

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Step 1
Rinse and drain the Green Lentils (1 1/2 cups) .
Step 2
Add lentils along with White Onions (1 1/2 cups) , Celery (2 stalks) , Carrots (2) , Green Cabbage (2 cups) , Garlic (2 cloves) , Fresh Parsley (1 Tbsp) , Bay Leaf (1) , and Dried Thyme (1/2 tsp) to your slow cooker.
Step 3
To prep the Cooked Ham (1) , cut excess ham away from the bone and set aside.
Step 4
Add ham bone and Chicken Broth (7 cups) to slow cooker. Stir to combine, cover and cook on low for about 7 hours, stirring once or twice.
Step 5
While soup is cooking, coarsely chop or shred ham. Cover and refrigerate until soup is ready.
Step 6
After 7 hours, remove ham bone and bay leaf from soup. Adjust consistency with the Chicken Broth (1 cup) . Stir in chopped ham and Distilled White Vinegar (1/2 Tbsp) .
Step 7
Cover and allow to cook for 5-10 more minutes to warm ham.
Step 8
Add a generous sprinkle of Fresh Dill (to taste) and season to taste with Salt and Pepper (as needed) .
Step 9
Serve with a dollop of Sour Cream (as needed) and sprinkle with more fresh dill.

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