It’s cold and blustery outside, which always puts me in the mood for soup. I didn’t have a particular soup in mind so I took a quick inventory of my freezer, fridge, and pantry. I had plenty of homemade chicken stock in the freezer, dried lentils in the pantry, and kielbasa and carrots in the fridge. An hour later we were sitting down to a hearty bowl of liquid love. It certainly wasn’t the most attractive soup out there, but what it lacked in looks, it more than made up in flavor!
makes 6 servings
1 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, 1/4-inch dice
1 medium carrot, 1/4-inch dice
1 pound kielbasa, 1/4-inch dice
4 cups chicken stock (try my homemade)
2 cups water
1 1/4 cups dried lentils
salt and pepper to taste
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté onions and carrots until onions are translucent.
Add diced kielbasa and continue sautéing, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
Add chicken stock, water, and dried lentils; bring to a boil, then reduce to a slow simmer and cover for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender.
If soup is too thick, stir in a little more water; taste carefully and season with salt and pepper if needed.