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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Recipe Time: Warm Mexican Red Lentil Soup




Recipe Time:

As we are into the Fall cold weather, there's nothing like a warm Soups or Stew to warm our bodies.

This is a great Mexican Lentil Soup that is fast to make and OH SO GOOD. It would be a great fast way to have a nice tasting soup to share with friends and family and it doesn't take alot of time to make. But it tastes like you were a genious and slaved on it for a long time.


Here is the Recipe:

Mexican Red Lentil Soup

Place the Following into a large 2 Quart Pan:
4 Cups of Red Lentils
Water: Fill the pan up to within 2 inches of the top of the pan

Stir the lentils and make sure that they aren't sticking to the bottom of the pan. Then you are ok. Put on to boil and then turn down to med temperature and then cook for 25-30 minutes.

After they are soft and done add the following to the Lentils:
1 Can Stewed Mexican Tomatoes. (I like to take my kitchen scissors and put the points down into the can and then begin to cut the tomatoes into small pieces.)
1 Cup of chopped Fresh Celantro
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Onion Powder
2 tsp Sea Salt
1 Can green Chilies (mild)

That's it: Your done and your ready to serve it with your favorite Corn Chips, or lighly fried Corn Tortillas, or your favorite bread. Baked Potatoes and a nice Tossed salad is good to have with the soup as well.

Enjoy!

Hugs, Jan