A wondeful soup, which is packed full of protein. Braising steak is simmered with celery, carrots, tomatoes and lentils, to create this delicious soup. Serve for lunch or dinner.
The only change I made to the recipe was using beef broth rather then chicken. It was wonderful! ;-) - 04 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
You could add drained cooked hamburger to this instead of beef and I chopped my veges in a small quisinart. I also used rehidrated onion as I forgot onion at the store and 1 T. fresh oregano, fresh parsley. 1 bay leaf. Made a double batch w/ large crushed tomatoes, I will only use one can next time. It made two pretty good sized pots. Next time I will use my 9qt. cast iron pan on low. Cooked for about 2 hours and could not keep the kids away from it. It freezes beautifully. - 15 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My "I hate vegetables because I'm sure they'll kill me" 11 year old helped make this soup. He and his 9 year old, "I'll eat SOME veggies unless they're green" brother both loved the smell as it cooked. I had my 11 year old "try the soup" to see if it was done and he LOVED it. I added more veggies including chopped fresh spinach and a can of beef chunks from Costco instead of the regular beef. I'm trying to eat more legumes and this will be on the top of my legume recipe list now! If the kids will eat it, it's all good! - 17 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)