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Mexican Lentil Soup
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Mexican Lentil Soup
Makes: 6 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes


2 cups
onion, chopped
1 cup
bell pepper, chopped
1⁄2 teaspoon
garlic powder or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 teaspoons
1 cup
dried lentils, rinsed
3 Tablespoons
chili powder
2 teaspoons
ground cumin
1 teaspoon
dried cilantro or oregano (optional)
5 cups
5 teaspoons
bouillon (chicken, beef, or vegetable)


  1. In a large saucepan or skillet, sauté the onion, bell peppers and garlic in oil until tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add lentils, spices, water and bouillon.  Stir.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until the lentils are as soft as you like.  Serve hot.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Preparation time: 
10 minutes
Cooking time: 
30 minutes
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