Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Alton Brown's Lentil Soup

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cooking with Kelly: Alton Brown's Lentil Soup

I've always wanted to try this recipe for Alton Brown's Lentil Soup. It's such a cheap, complete protien-laden meal. It was also a great way to use up odds and ends in the fridge. I also use my own chicken stock, which is free to me!
When you do the math, I think this batch of soup cost me around $5 to make. I added all of these little containers to my freezer stash, along with having dinner for two and lunch for a few days. The only modification I made to the recipe was adding a can of rinsed black beans as well as subbing a can of peeled diced tomatoes instead of using fresh.
My verdict? It's a bit bland, so I added a dash of hot sauce and 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder before serving. I also topped my with shredded cheddar, but you can treat it like chili and add chopped onions and sour cream.
I would certainly make this again, because the price is right and I loooove Alton Brown!


Tracy said...

Hello, Kelly! Thank you for visiting my place! So nice to meet you you, an discover your tasty place here in blogland. We have these two in common--good cooking and frugal living! LOVE your lentil soup today. I adore a good lentil soup--and having plenty to freezer for later. My husband & I are going on a long weekend trip now this weekend, but I'll stop by again after we get back. Happy Days :o)

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

YUM!!! This looks great. I love lentil soup...and Alton Brown. This is a match made in heaven. I'll have to give it a go.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Love lentil soup! Yes, they are at a great price! Thanks!