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Jana's Pressure Cooker Lentil Ham Soup

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"Create a delicious ham broth first and use it to cook the lentils along with herbs and cooked vegetables. The pressure cooker cuts down cooking time, but preserves the flavor of each ingredient."
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1 h servings 306
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place ham shanks and water in pressure cooker over medium heat. Cover and lock; bring to 15 pounds of pressure, reduce heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes. Release pressure immediately using method recommended by the manufacturer. Remove cooked ham shanks with a slotted spoon; transfer to a bowl to cool. Separate meat from bone. Transfer ham broth to a separate bowl for later use.
  2. Heat olive oil in the pressure cooker over medium heat; cook and stir onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until tender and reduced, about 20 minutes. Add lentils, 8 cups ham broth, thyme, and bay leaf; cover and lock. Bring pressure up to 15 pounds for 6 minutes; immediately release pressure.
  3. Stir tomatoes, ham, black pepper, and vinegar into soup over low heat until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 306 calories; 4.8 35.6 30.9 46 658 Full nutrition

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This recipe makes a delicious soup. However, I would offer a word of warning regarding choice of lentils. I've made it twice, following the recipe exactly both times. The first time was perfect;...

Really good soup, and the timing in the recipe is perfect. The vegetables were tender but not mushy or overcooked and the lentils were cooked perfectly as well. I did not use the shanks as direc...

We love this soup. With a few exceptions based purely on personal taste, I followed the recipe. I used all the broth I made with a ham bone. I also added more vegetables then the recipe calle...

This ham, lentil soup is absolutely excellent and was the recipe I chose to prepare in my new Fagor pressure cooker from my love. I've never used a pressure cooker before and the soup was full ...

First meal in my new pressure cooker. I was very nervous...intimidated would be more appropriate. I only put in to ham hocks and needed to cook them an extra 3 minutes. Next time I will put i...

We are vegan , so I followed the recipe using vegetable broth and leaving out the ham. I had no thyme or cilantro so I used 1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning and 1/2 tsp of Emeril’s BAM! Original Es...

Great Flavor, Much Thicker Than Expected. Not a clear soup... a lot like a lentil version of a thick pea soup.

Delicious! And quite easy to prepare. Such a hearty and healthy dish!