1 bag lentils
4 celery stalks
1 carrot (optional)
2 Tbsp. butter
32 oz. chicken broth or vegetable broth
Lentils are great because they do not need to be soaked over night, like a lot of other beans.
Take bag of lentils and put into bowl with water- sort through and make sure there are no stones or anything extra.
Place rinsed beans in a pot with about 6-8 cups of water.
Bring to a boil and let simmer with lid half off for about 1 hour.
Chop up celery, the onion and the carrot either small or larger pieces- whichever you prefer.
In a small pot, melt butter on low and add the celery, onion and carrot, cover with lid and keep stirring. Wait until all 3 are soft and add to your lentils.
Next, add your chicken stock.
Heat and let simmer- the longer I do this, the better it tastes.
All my kids eat this and love it.
Sometimes I put brown rice pasta in it.
We sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
When I was young, my mom used to put hot dogs and elbows in it.
Delicious, but not so healthy.
And the kids love if I make some cornbread on the side.
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