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Granny's Lentil Soup

Ingredients
2 celery stalks
1 small onion
2 small carrots
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 small can chopped tomatoes
One 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
2 basil leaves, chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon cooking sherry (may be omitted)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups lentils, washed and sorted
Water

Chop celery, onion, and carrots (1/4-inch slices). Mix with minced garlic. Put olive oil into stock pot and saute chopped vegetables about 5 to 8 minutes until onions are tender. Add to stock pot canned chopped tomatoes and tomato sauce. Heat, uncovered, about 12 minutes. Add basil and add freshly ground pepper. Simmer 5 more minutes. Add lentils and 5 cups of water. Bring to boil, then add cooking sherry and salt. Reduce heat to a simmer for about 1 hour or until lentils are tender. Water maybe added during cooking if lentils become to thick.

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