Don’t you just love a big bowl of steaming Keilbasa and Lentil soup on a chilly day? I know I do!
Now if you’re like my husband, you’ll want it on a plate and not so steamy…. or my children, who like it more or less lukewarm. But I digress….
Well, the other day my hubby was going to be out late, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I love to cook, but there’s something about spending time over a nice meal for someone who appreciates it. My kids don’t quite show that appreciation yet. However, I did want a meal that I could enjoy. Since the 1st of October brought cooler weather, I decided to make some soup – a meal that’s easy to put together, but tastes like I’ve spent hours on it.
After browsing through the internet, my pantry, my refrigerator, and my freezer, I threw this together – a hearty and flavorful kielbasa and lentil soup perfect for a chilly day!
- 1 keilbasa, cubed
- 4 ribs celery, diced
- 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cartons chicken broth
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 handfuls green lentils
- 1 handful brown rice
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- Saute the first five (5) ingredients until the onion is translucent.
- Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
- Simmer with the lid on until the rice and lentils are cooked and the carrots are soft.
That looks delicious! I LOVE when the weather turns to soup weather. Unfortunately, southern California is behind in that department..
I also wanted to congratulate you! I have nominated you for a Liebster award!