Venango County Recipe of the Day: Hearty Lentil Soup

| February 28, 2017

This recipe is great for a cold winter day!

Hearty Lentil Soup


2 cups Progresso chicken broth
1 – 12 oz. can beer
1/2 cup dried lentils, sorted and rinsed
1 medium carrot, sliced
1 medium celery stalk, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 fully cooked smoked Polish sausage, thinly sliced
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 small dried bay leaf
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


~Heat broth, beer, and lentils to boiling in 2-quart saucepan; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender.

~Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

~Remove bay leaf.

~Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

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