Lentil soup with bison sausage


I’ve been having fun with my new (old) crock pot.

For the lentil soup I threw everything in without browning. If one wants a richer soup saute or brown the meat and veggies a bit. This one came out very well without doing so. I simply cut up and threw all the below ingredients into the pot and turned it on high. I cooked it for the afternoon. If you want to do it overnight the low setting would be fine as well.

The sausages were highly flavored and spiced so the flavor of the soup was greatly influenced by them. Think about what sort of sausage you’re using and adjust the flavors accordingly.


1 lb bison sausage (any sausage of your choice is fine)

2 cups dry lentils

water to fill the pot after all ingredients added

whole bunch of celery sliced

1 large onion diced

3 carrots sliced

5 cloves garlic diced

1 cup red wine

3 bay leaves

1 tbls celery seed

2 tbls balsamic vinegar

2 tbls molasses

Salt and pepper to taste (I used red chili flakes)

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  1. I am so glad you are loving the crockpot! it has to be one of my favorite investments ever. I have never had bison but I really want to since I hear it is so much better for you than beef. Sounds like a great soup.

  2. thanks everyone…Joanne, bison is great…the reason it’s better for you at least in one instance is because it tends to be grass fed..I think also its being less domesticated and manipulated genetically is also a factor. BUT, if you can get grass fed beef that helps some as well, if you can’t find bison.

    the grass feeding changes the fat content. Not as much saturated and more omega 3s

    nice to see all of you! thanks for the encouragement.

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