Lentil Sausage Soup

   Materials 

  • 1 pound beef hind shank
  • 1  onion cubed
  • 3 clove garlic minced or more if you like.
  • 1 small bag carrots – chopped 
  • 3 cups lentils
  • 3 tbsp. salt – mix in water to taste > salt is a subtle thing!  – Prefer Morton lite salt with 1/2 NaCl  & 1/2 KaCl ( potassium salt ) 
  • juice from 1 whole lemon
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 1/2 celery bundle
  • olive oil
  • New Mexico Chile Powder
  • Cumin – you can put in after done pressure cooking – about 2 teaspoons – add in slowly and mix – to taste
  • 5 bay leaves
  • water
  • 2 double thickness tablespoons of brown sugar – Its not much considering its a 5 quart pot but it really livens the flavor  – Optional

   Steps

  1. Soak 3 cups lentils over night
  2. Put everything in a pressure cooker EXCEPT { beef ,  salt , water ) 
  3. Add water to the minimum height to match the solids
  4. Add salt to taste
  5. add the beef 
  6. Put in a 5 ish quart pressure cooker and cook for 15 minutes after up to full reactor vessel pressure

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