Lentil and Ham Soup
1 ham bone with a good amount of meat left on or 2 cups chopped ham
3 Cups Water
3 Cups Homemade Chicken Stock
(If I had used store bought the soup would have been too salty as the ham bone with meat was already pretty salty)
1 Onion chopped fine
2 Celery Ribs chopped fine
3 Carrots sliced thin
1 Cup Brown Lentils rinsed and drained
In a large pot place the water and ham bone (mine was frozen), allow to come to a boil and the meat to defrost. Add the onion, celery, carrot, and chicken stock. Allow to slowly boil approximately 15 minutes covered. Remove bone and take the ham off, return chopped meat to the pot. Add lentils and allow to simmer until vegetables and lentils are tender(approximately 30 minutes).
This is really good especially on a cold day.... and I even forgot to add the spinach. Also, most of the ingredients are staple items so it makes for a very thrifty dish
This post(original post 1/9/11) is linked to beautyandbedlam.com.