I believe in soups. Nothing warms you up and comforts your soul on a dark and cold day,
like a bowl of a hot soup. And what I really love the most, are meal-soups, chunky and filling. And this lentil ragout soup is exactly what I love the most: very satisfying, full of flavours and deliciously comforting. A perfect meal on a cold day.
My daughters been feed with soups since they were little, and so they love them too. Since everything is cut in pieces, and cooked together, it’s also a great opportunity to introduce the aliments that kids may like a bit less. In my home it’s onions and leeks that my older daughter dislikes. But, since these veggies are so healthy, I still serve them to her in sauces and soups, where most of the time she doesn’t see them. (Yes I lie to my child. No, I don’t feel bad about it. Yes, I may be a bad mother.)
Here’s what you’re need:
1 cup Beef cubes
1 liter of chicken stock
2 cup fresh or canned tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
2 large bell peppers
1 big onion
1/2 cup leek cup in pieces
1 can of lentils
1 teaspoon freshly grounded cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
Brown beef cubes briefly, and then set them aside. Golden the onions and leek, on olive oil and then add peppers,and after around 4 minutes add garlic. Add chicken stock, tomatoes and beef, and let it simmer for around 20 minutes. Add lentils and spices, and cook for around 10 minutes again. Serve with fresh thyme and a hint of cream.
So next time, when it’s miserable outside, and you don’t know what’s for dinner, consider this delicious lentil ragout soup!