This is so easy to fix because you don’t need to presoak anything! Yesterday I made it this way…
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 7 cups chicken and/or turkey broth
- 1.5 cups lentils
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 cups diced ham
- Put a little olive oil in the stockpot and sauté the garlic, onion, carrot and celery for 5 minutes or so, until softened.
- Add everything else to the pot.
- Bring to a boil, then turn down to a lower simmer for about 45 minutes, until the lentils were cooked. I use my handheld mixer to blend some of it together. Alternately, you could pull out 2 cups or so and blend it in your blender. Or leave it alone.