Slow Cooker Portuguese Sausage Lentil Soup

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Simple, hearty soup made with lentils, ham or ham shanks and lentils – the perfect Sunday dinner meal served with rice or bread.

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Slow Cooker Portuguese Sausage Lentil Soup

Simple, hearty soup made with lentils, ham or ham shanks and lentils – the perfect Sunday dinner meal served with rice or bread.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: hearty soup, Portuguese, sausage, lentil, soup, lentil soup, slow cooker, ham, ham shanks, Sunday dinner meal, rice, bread
Calories: 1417kj
Author: Wilamina Fernandes

Materials

  • 1 cup dried lentils 
  • 1 cup chopped celery 
  • 1 cup chopped carrots 
  • 1 cup chopped onion 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham or 3-4 ham shankd
  • 1 Portuguese sausage, sliced 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 bay leaf 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 32 ounces chicken broth 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 8 teaspoons tomato sauce

Instructions

  • In a 3 1/2 quart or larger slow cooker combine the lentils, celery, carrots, onion, garlic Portuguese sausage and ham or ham shanks.
  • Season with basil, thyme, oregano, the bay leaf and pepper.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, water and tomato sauce.
  • Cover and cook on Low for 11 hours.
  • Discard the bay leaf before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 1417kj | Carbohydrates: 155g | Protein: 105g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 6312mg | Potassium: 4272mg | Fiber: 68g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 22158IU | Vitamin B1: 3mg | Vitamin B5: 6mg | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 21mg

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