Cuban Lentil Soup
January 27, 2023
Categories: Soups and Stews, Beans, Pork, Ham, Vegetables, Lentils more
"Another lentil recipe"
- Serving Size: 1 (623.2 g)
- Calories 385.6
- Total Fat - 18.5 g
- Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
- Cholesterol - 40.4 mg
- Sodium - 2431.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 32.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4 g
- Sugars - 3.8 g
- Protein - 23.2 g
- Calcium - 78.7 mg
- Iron - 3.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 17.2 mg
- Thiamin - 0.9 mg
Step by Step Method
Heat the olive oil in a large pot,
Add the onions and carrots.
Cook approximately 5 minutes until the onions are translucent, stirring frequently.
Add the garlic, tomato paste, salt, oregano, cumin, and black pepper.
Cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
Add the ham hocks, chicken broth, water, and bay leaf to the pot, stir well.
Raise the heat to high and bring the liquid to a boil. Then, lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the lentils to the pot, cover and cook for about 20 minutes until the lentils start to soften, stirring occasionally.
Remove the ham from the pot and let it cool down on a plate .
In the meantime
Add the potatoes and the pumpkin to the lentil stew.
Bring the liquid back to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 40 minutes,
Add water as needed
Until the lentils, potatoes, and pumpkin are tender.
When the ham hocks cool down take the meat off and discard the fat and bones.
Chop the ham and return it to the pot.
Keep the broth at a simmer.
Lower the heat .
Remove the bay leaf and discard.
Taste and add seasoning if needed.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.