RECIPE

LENTIL SAUSAGE SOUP

source: Todd Breyer-family recipe 

1 lb dry Lentils, rinsed
1/4 lb Bacon, cut raw into small bits
3 Carrots, diced
2 stalks Celery, sliced
1 small Onion, chopped
3 Bratwurst, chopped raw
1.5 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper

Place all ingredients in pressure cooker with enough water to cover.  Stir to mix.  Cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes.  Can add more water once complete to desired consistency. 

Original recipe instructions & additional ingredients for the Lentil Soup, for those without a pressure cooker:
Use 2C "quick cooking Lentils” rinsed.  Then put them in a pot with the bacon and vegetables and 2 qts boiling water.  Simmer covered 30 mins.  Saute onion in butter.  Ladle 1/2C lentil soup into the mixture.  Stir in 2T cider vinegar or lemon juice (which my mother leaves out).  Mix into lentil soup.  Add meat.  Also calls for a Bay Leaf.  Cook 30 mins covered.  Add salt and pepper.  "I think it’s better after it sits a day."  If using regular lentils, rinse, cover with water and boil 2 mins, let soak 1 hour and proceed with recipe.

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