Old-Fashioned Lentil Soup
A ham bone enriches this soup
1 ham bone
6 cups water
1 1/4 Dried lentils (from a 1-lb package)
4 medium-size carrots, pared and sliced
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 tea spoons salt or to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
1 bay leaf
- Soak the beans overnight
- Combine ham bone, water, lentils, carrots, onion, salt,sugar,pepper and bay leaf in kettle; cover; bring to bring boiling; simmer for 1 hour, or until the lentils are tender.
- Take out the ham bone; strip of meat and add to the soup. Remove bay leaf.
- Ladle soup in bowl and serve. Makes 6 servings.
Recipe from a cookbook "The Family Circle Cookbook"