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Tomato and Brown Lentil Soup

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Ingredients

1 large onion
1 cup brown lentils
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 cup tomato paste
4 small dried chile peppers
1 bay leaf
4 cups water
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Finely chop the onion. Rinse lentils in cold water, drain well. Heat oil in a large heavy-bottom pan. Add the onion and garlic and stir over low heat for 10 minutes. Add tomato paste, chiles, bay leaf, lentils and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered 30 minutes or until lentils are soft. Remove chiles and bay leaf and discard. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with crusty bread.

Pat Euritt
Milan, Illinois




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