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.
Posted By: Wilamina Fernandes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Portuguese
Calories 1417 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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: 1417kcalCarbohydrates: 155gProtein: 105gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 6312mgPotassium: 4272mgFiber: 68gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 22158IUVitamin B1: 3mgVitamin B5: 6mgVitamin C: 100mgCalcium: 352mgIron: 21mg
Keyword hearty soup, Portuguese, sausage, lentil, soup, lentil soup, slow cooker, ham, ham shanks, Sunday dinner meal, rice, bread
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