Curried Lentil Soup With Pork & Pork

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Curried  lentil soup with pork, vegetables, potatoes, sun dried tomatoes, chilis and chicharones (the other pork) ”

Last night it was a bone chilling 68 F  outside, (this is Florida, folks),
so  this one-pot meal provided much needed  heat and comfort  🙂
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Ingredients :

Pork butt,   diced
Chicken stock,
Lentils,   any color will do
Bell peppers,   diced
Onions,   diced
Potatoes,   diced
Celery,   diced
Carrots,   diced
Sun dried tomatoes,   chopped
Garlic,   paste
Chicharones,
Butter,   substitute with olive oil if you prefer
Kosher salt,
Cayenne,
Maggi seasoning,

Method :

Saute onions, carrots, celery, sun dried tomatoes and garlic in butter until onions are translucent. Add curry powder, saute slowly for 30 seconds. Add pork, chicken stock and seasoning. Simmer until pork is tender. Remove pork, set aside, cover so it does not discolor. Add lentils to stock and simmer for 15 minutes. Add potatoes and peppers. Simmer until tender but not falling apart. Blend one quarter of the soup until smooth and thick. Return to pot, add pork and heat through. Adjust seasoning if required. To serve, sprinkle with chicharones.

Bon Appetit !   Stay Warm !
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