Lentil Soup with Smoked Sausage

This hearty soup is perfect for a chilly fall day!

1 lb smoked sausage, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
4 cups chicken broth
1 fresh tomato, chopped
1 cup lentils
1 bay leaf

salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add sausage and cooked til browned.

Stir in onion and cook til softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, cook another minute or so. Increase heat to high and add broth, tomato, lentils, bay leaf and salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil; cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer til lentils are tender, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove and discard bay leaf.



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