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Split Pea and Lentils Soup with Sicilian Sausage

No recipe image available.This tasty recipe for split pea and lentil soup with Italian sausage was created by The Ashby Inn and Restaurant, Paris, Virginia.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 gallon stock
3 quarts mirepoix ( 1 quart each onion, celery, and carrots, diced)
3 cups lentils
1 cup split peas
1 ham hock
1/4 cup chopped garlic
2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 pound Sicilian or mild Italian sausage broken into small pieces

Cooking Directions:

  1. Brown sausage in pan. Remove from pan with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Discard grease.
  2. Sauté mirepoix with garlic in a small amount of vegetable oil until limp. Add stock and ham hock. Bring to a simmer and add lentils, split peas and herbs. Simmer until lentils and peas are tender. Add cooked sausage.

Makes one gallon.

Created by The Ashby Inn and Restaurant, Paris, Virginia.

Recipe provided courtesy National Hot Dog And Sausage Council.