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Pork and Red Lentil Soup

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Course Main, Main Dish
Course Main, Main Dish
  1. Place 3 TB Olive Oil in a Dutch Oven over high heat. Add Onions and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes until golden
  2. Add the Tomato Paste, Cumin, Salt, Lemon Pepper and Cayenne. Continue to saute for 2 more minutes
  3. Add the Chicken Stock, Lentils and Carrot. Allow to come to a simmer then lower the heat to Medium-low, partially cover and continue cooking for 30 minutes.
  4. In a skillet over high heat warm 1 TB of Olive Oil then add the diced Pork. Season with 1/4 tsp Salt and 1/4 tsp Lemon Pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes until starting to brown.
  5. Add the Bell Peppers and Jalapeno to the Pork. Cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat
  6. Ladle half the soup mixture from the Dutch Oven to a bowl and using an immersion blender puree it until smooth. Add it back to the Dutch Oven.
  7. Add the Pork and Pepper mixture to the Soup. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes
  8. Serve drizzled with both Lemon Juice and Olive Oil and garnished with Cilantro and some toasted buttered Bread
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