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Sausage Lentil Soup

 Sausage Lentil Soup
I first tasted this wonderful soup at a friend's house. Now it's my favorite, especially on a cool, crisp autumn night here in Colorado.
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup country-style or regular Dijon mustard

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink.
  • Drain fat and crumble sausage; return to Dutch oven along with
  • remaining ingredients except mustard. Simmer, covered, 1 hour or
  • until lentils and vegetables are tender. Stir in mustard. Remove and
  • discard bay leaf before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 192 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 842 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 13 g protein.