Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes
This traditional Cuban Lentil soup is thick and hearty. It can be served alone or with rice.
In a Med/Large Pot combine water and Lentils. Boil for 1 minute the reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes.
Add all remaining ingredients except Sazon and wine. Bring to a boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to a simmer for 45 minutes.
Remove Bay leaf, Basil leaves, and Ham shank. Remove the meat from the shank and shred. Place ham shank meat back into pot. Add wine. Add Sazon if needed. Stir and cook for 5 more minutes.
You can find the recipe for Sazon on my page.
(HINT: If you can not find a ham shank you can use some bacon and some cooking ham chopped or diced. You can also add carrots if you like. You can also just add salt and pepper if you like. The longer you let the soup rest and removed from heat the thinker it will become.)
Serve Over white rice or enjoy alone.
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pris0077By far best lenteja I've ever made! Delish! Stuck to the recipe. I will be making this again.2y ago
uglyamericanAwesome! Kids loved it too. Substituted s/w chicken sausage for chorizo and bacon for shank.2y ago
8Susy8So tasty my familia loved it3y ago
Cypress09This is one of my new favorite recipes!!! I used 15 bean mix & reduced the water making a thicker mix. Put on rice! SOOO delish. Making my second batch today! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!3y ago
Merman8Call me crazy but I used some leftovers like refried beans on chips with cheese etc. Best nachos ever! Thanks again.3y ago
Merman8Winner! Winner! Lentil dinner! Used carrots and bacon. Couldn't find Annatto in my entire town, but was delish anyway. Beautiful hearty flavors. Perfect for this fall evening meal. Thank you!3y ago
SuzyBashI had never put chorizo on my lentils.. that sure gave them a lot of flavor. Everyone at work wanted to try them just by the smell. Delicious.4y ago
harryloganThis is Really Good Soup! I made a Vegan version by adding Carrots and Liquid Smoke instead of the Ham shank and Chorizo. I will certainly be making this one again!4y ago
217_Gsie7eThis is Delicious! Thick, hearty, and full of flavor. Comfort food for this puerto rican gal :)4y ago
Mel57Great recipe! Even my husband, who doesn't like lentils, liked it. Will be making again, and again.4y ago