Slow Cooker Lentil Soup

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1 pound lentils, rinsed and drained

1 cup diced celery

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced carrots

2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

12 oz. smoked sausage (preferably from wild game)

6 cups chicken broth

2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes, undrained

2 cups chopped fresh spinach or chard

Juice of one lemon (about 2 tbsp.)

¼ tsp. ground black pepper

1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Salt to taste (optional)



Combine all ingredients, except salt, in a 5 – 7 quart slow cooker (Crock Pot). Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, until lentils are tender. Season to taste, if desired, with salt.



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