German Lentil Soup Recipe

German Lentil Soup picture


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
DishInterest Group


 Lentils1 Pound (3 Cups)
 Cold water2 Quart
 Beef bone1
 Onions2 Medium, diced
 Carrots2 , diced
 Celery1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
 Potato1 Medium, peeled and grated
 Bay leaves2
 Dried thyme1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Lemon juice2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1973 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.4%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 285.1 mg11.9%

Total Carbohydrates 360 g120%

Dietary Fiber 154.6 g618.5%

Sugars 35.3 g

Protein 127 g253.9%

Vitamin A 420.2% Vitamin C 166.2%

Calcium 53.2% Iron 218.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Prepare the ingredients.

2) In a large soup pot, put lentils with cold water.
3) Add beef bone, vegetables, bay leaves, thyme, and pepper, if desired.
4) Place the pot over medium heat and let the liquid boil gently.
5) Lower the heat and simmer until lentils and vegetables are soft.
6) Remove beef bone and bay leaves from soup.
7) Skim excess fat from soup.
8) From beef bone, remove the meat and dice.
8) Add meat to soup.

9) Slowly stir in lemon juice in the soup and serve immediately.