A soup of fresh vegetables, beans, lentils and tender beef. A hearty one pot wonder that makes a perfect meal for a cold winter night.
How to wash leeks: Leeks have multiple layers that tend to trap dirt and sand. To remove the grit, slice the leeks and wash them several times in a salad spinner. If you don't have a salad spinner, put the leeks into a mesh colander sitting in a bowl of water. Swoosh the leeks in the water, lift the colander, pour out the water. Refill and repeat until the leeks are free of grit and the water is clear.
Time Saving Tip: Use a food processor with the chopping blade attachment to finely chop the vegetables. First cut them into chunks. Then pulse them in the food processor until you get a fine chop.
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