Mike's Mom's Lentil Chowder

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A hearty stew of lentils, onion, celery, pimento, tomatoes, potatoes and marjoram.
Recipe By: Mike's Mom
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    • 1 1/2 cups lentils
    • 4 cups water
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 3/4 cup chopped onion
    • 1/2 cup chopped celery
    • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    • 1/2 cup chopped pimento
    • 1 - 28 oz tin canned tomatoes
    • 2 cups diced potatoes
    • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Combine lentils, water, and salt. Cook covered for 30 min. You know bubbling away at a reasonable heat. Don't drain. Sauté
onions and celery in butter or margarine. until transparent. Add to lentils with the rest of the ingredients. Cook covered, 30 minutes

That's it. Good cheap nutritious soup, start to finish 1 hour, simple AND easy for a change. Red lentils make a thicker, creamier product than large green ones. I've never made it with small green lentils. I can't get fresh pimentos locally, so have never used them. I substitute green or yellow peppers when using red lentils and red or yellow peppers if large green lentils. I prefer the red chowder to the green for some reason.
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