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Mixed Legume Soup

 Mixed Legume Soup
My brother began growing legumes a few years back, so I've been trying many different recipes. Everyone enjoys the comforting old-fashioned flavor of this vegetable soup.
14 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup dried yellow split peas
  • 3/4 cup dried green split peas
  • 3 quarts beef broth
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook bacon until crisp; drain. Add the remaining
  • ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1
  • to 1-1/2 hours or until the lentils and peas are tender. Yield:
  • 12-14 servings (about 3-1/2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 177 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 802 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 13 g protein.