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FYI - This recipe was completely overhauled from my original version. Keep in mind that this dish should be thick enough to almost hold a spoon up in it. I hope this version still does my recipe justice.
4 stars as written 5 stars with some adjustments I made. I didn't have to let the rice cook for 20 minutes because it would have burned. I also didn't have to drain the lentils because after they simmered for 20 mins it was basically a mushy soup itself. I added a lot of dried basil garlic salt oregano and more parsley to both the meatballs and the soup itself. The soup was wonderful and hearty - but definitely needed the extra spices for flavor.
This was a terrific recipe for using up a lot of leftovers we had hanging around. I used some homemade meat sauce instead of the separate meatballs - and it turned out beautifully. Even our kids loved it. Beware though - this makes a BIG pot!
Delicious! I made several changes - instead of making meatballs took someone's advice and sauteed ground beef with one chopped onion and 2 garlic cloves. Also added spices from another lentil recipe - 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 tsp basil 1/4 tsp curry powder. I also used this and that for tomato sauce 1 8oz can tomato sauce 1 6oz can tomato paste 2 cups spaghetti sauce. This is the lentil soup recipe I've been trying to find for about 4 years - Thanks!!!
Fabulous recipe absolutely scrumptious. I made it tonight for dinner and when I first made it I thought it was going to be too runny. But after I simmered it for 30 mins - PERFECT. Thanks for sharing this will be a favourite.
Prepared per the recipe without changes. This soup was only okay for my family. Not sure I will make this again as it was time consuming forming the meatballs & preparing the lentils & rice separately.
Made a couple of changes...added extra seasoning as someone else had suggested and a package of dry onion soup mix to the water and tomato sauce. Makes a lot! Pretty good...a nice hearty soup that goes well with a crusty loaf of bread.
Make those meatballs really small otherwise they take over the flavors as you eat the soup but I thought this recipe was so satisfying and appealing to all while you get your protein from the lentils! YUMMO
I just ground up the meat with garlic and seasonings as suggested and did everything else as the recipe said. To make it healthier I used lean ground turkey and brown rice instead of white rice. Seasoned with garlic a pinch of curry Italian seasoning salt and pepper and it was delicious. After cooking for 30 min it was thick and perfect. Next time I will try quinoa instead of rice as I wanted to try the original recipe first. My 2 year old and 6 year old LOVED it! Mom and kid approved! Easy to alter with whatever you have on hand and can even make vegetarian.
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