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Slow-Cooker Lentil Soup

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Slow-Cooker Lentil Soup
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 9 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Ham shanks add rich, salty flavor to a slow-cooker soup loaded with lentils and vegetables.
Updated Mar 13, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 pound smoked ham shanks
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) Progresso™ chicken broth (8 cups)
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried lentils (2 1/4 cups), sorted and rinsed
  • 4 medium stalks celery, chopped (2 cups)
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped (2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded fresh spinach
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    Mix all ingredients except spinach in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until lentils are tender.
  • 3
    Remove ham from cooker; place on cutting board. Pull meat from bones, using 2 forks; discard bones and skin. Stir ham and spinach into soup. Stir well before serving.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Pair this thick and meaty soup with a crisp green salad tossed with orange segments and a tangy orange vinaigrette.
  • tip 2
    For a touch of color, stir chopped fresh tomato into the soup with the cooked ham and spinach in step 3.
  • tip 3
    Lentils come in many colors-brown, red and yellow. The most common variety is brown lentils, which you will find in most supermarkets.

Nutrition

280 Calories, 3 1/2g Total Fat, 25g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
30
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Potassium
890mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
10g
43%
Sugars
4g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
130%
130%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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