Ham Lentil Soup

  • PrepTime: 20 Mins
  • CookTime: 20 Mins
  • TotalTime: 40 Mins

Ingredient

  1. 8 cups water
  2. 2 ⅔ tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  3. 1 ham bone with some meat
  4. 2 cups lentils
  5. 2 stalks celery, chopped
  6. 1 cup chopped carrots
  7. 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  8. ½ onion, chopped
  9. 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  10. ¼ teaspoon crushed bay leaf

Instruction

  1. Bring water and chicken bouillon granules to a boil in a stock pot; stir to dissolve bouillon. Place ham bone in boiling broth, reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in lentils. Simmer until lentils begin to soften, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir celery, carrots, green bell pepper, onion, marjoram, and bay leaf into broth and simmer until lentils and vegetables are tender, 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and remove ham bone from soup. Cut ham from bone and cube meat. Return meat to soup and discard bone.
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