Enjoy hearty and flavorful Lentil and Ham Soup infused with ham bone and packed with nutritious brown lentils and a medley of vegetables. The addition of a cinnamon stick and bay leaves infuses the soup with subtle warmth and aromatic flavors. The addition of HORMEL® CURE 81® Classic Boneless Ham makes this soup a satisfying and delicious meal in a bowl.
|2½||cups dried brown lentils, picked through and rinsed|
|2||cups diced onions|
|1½||cups diced carrots|
|1||cup diced celery|
|2||quarts beef broth|
|2||teaspoons freshly ground pepper|
|3||cups HORMEL® CURE 81® Classic Boneless Ham, chopped|
In 6-quart stockpot, combine all ingredients except chopped ham. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, partially covered, 1 ½ hours.
Remove cinnamon stick, bay leaves and ham bone from stockpot. Remove any ham from bone; return to soup. Stir in chopped ham. Cook 15 minutes or until hot.