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                             CREOLE LENTIL SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Cajun
                 Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Lentils
    2       qt           Boiling water
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
    1       ea           Onion, chopped
    1       ea           Celery stalk, chopped
    1       sm           Green bell pepper, chopped
    1       sm           Red bell pepper, chopped
    3       tb           Vegetable oil
    1       t            Vegetable broth powder
    1       t            Brown sugar
    1       ea           Bay leaf
    4       tb           Tomato paste
    2       tb           All purpose flour
                         Pepper
 
   Douse the lentils in the boiling water, add the salt &
   let them stand, covered, for an hour.
   Heat the oil in a pot and add to the vegetable broth
   powder.  Add the diced vegetables, brown sugar, and a
   bay leaf, and saute for a few minutes before adding it
   all to the lentils. Cook over a low heat for about 1
   1/2 hours. Mix together the flour and the or tomato
   puree.  Add a little of the hot soup, stirring well,
   then return it all to the pot.  Grind in some black
   pepper, heat through, and serve.
  
 
 
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