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Pork and Lentil Soup

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Lentils and pork chops cooked until creamy and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ whole Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1-½ teaspoon Finely Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 1-½ teaspoon Dried Crushed Basil Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 whole Medium Carrot, Chopped
  • 1 pound Bone-in Pork Chops
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth
  • 8 ounces, weight Brown Lentils, Rinsed And Drained
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes

Preparation

1. Heat the oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, ginger, basil, salt, black pepper, and cumin and saute until the onions have softened.

2. Stir in the carrots and saute for 5 minutes. Using a spatula, push the mixture to the edges of the pot. Add the pork chops and brown them on each side.

3. Add the broth, lentils and tomato paste and stir to combine.

4. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes.

5. Remove the pork chops from the pot. Using two forks, pull the meat from the bones. Discard the bones. Lightly shred the meat and return it to the soup.

6. Add the lime juice and chili flakes and stir into the soup, then remove the pot from the heat. Serve hot.

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Elizabeth on 9.15.2013

Just made this tonight. Delicious! I didn’t have enough broth, but made homemade so I added water and doesn’t seem to take away from the flavor. I used fresh chopped basil instead of dried and didn’t add chili pepper as some of my family doesn’t like “hot” but can add individually. I love one pot meals! Thanks Fujimama!

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Elizabeth on 9.15.2013

Just made this tonight. Delicious! I didn’t have enough broth, but made homemade so I added water and doesn’t seem to take away from the flavor. I used fresh chopped basil instead of dried and didn’t add chili pepper as some of my family doesn’t like “hot” but can add individually. I love one pot meals! Thanks Fujimama! (oops, put this under comments, first).

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aainmexico on 9.13.2013

This is very good, my husband and I both enjoyed it. My only criticism is that I believe the amount of broth may be incorrect. I followed the directions but my soup was more of a mash and the pork chops were starting to stick before I hit 50 minutes of cooking. This was easily fixed by adding more broth and some water, but the recipe may need to be adjusted. That said, I’ll definitely make it again! Thanks for sharing.

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simoneandherkitchen on 11.14.2011

This soup was so full of flavor and spice, my husband and I both really enjoyed. The ginger was amazing in it. I didn’t have pork chops on hand so I used ground pork and just sauted’ it all up with the spices & onions. It called for me to use 2 cups more of broth, and I could have even added more. Going to make again for sure!

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drbettycrocker on 10.2.2011

I LOVE this soup! I left out ginger & lime juice when I made it. Even my hubby likes it–must be the pork chop. This will be a repeater for sure! Thanks Fujimama!

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