I was organizing my pantry and found a bag of dried lentils – it was great timing because we had leftover smoked pork chops from the night before … so how about a lentil and pork chop soup?
It was DELICIOUS … our guests thought so to and asked for the recipe! So here it is 🙂
2-3 pork chops diced
1 large onion diced
3 Tbls Olive oil
1 bag frozen chopped spinach (12-16 oz)
1 bag of dried lentils (2 lbs rinsed/sorted)
1 Tbls thyme
1/2 Tbls garlic powder
Salt/pepper to taste
•Saute onions and a pinch of salt and pepper in olive oil on medium heat in heavy stock pot. Stir frequently until light brown and lightly caramelized (about 10min).
•Turn heat up to medium high and add in diced pork chops, thyme, garlic, and another pinch of salt/pepper. Until golden brown.
•Saute in spinach another pinch of salt/pepper until evenly incorporated.
•Add lentils and fill pot with water. (The amount of water you add depends on how thick you like your soup. I filled mine 3/4 full.) Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on med low for 10min. After 20 min taste the broth and add salt/pepper to taste (be careful it’s very hot!). Let simmer for another 40 min stirring occasionally.
That’s it … easy peasy lentil and pork chop soup!