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  Categories: Soups, Main dish
       Yield: 4 servings
       1 ea Env. Soup Mix *
       4 c  Water
      16 oz (1 can) Chick Peas **
      16 oz (1 can) Red Kidney Beans ***
  14 1/2 oz (1 can) Tomatoes ****
       1 c  Lentils, Rinsed & Drained
       1 ea Large Stalk Celery *****
       1 tb Chili Powder
       2 ts Ground Cumin
       1 ea Med. Clove Garlic Fine Chop
     1/4 ts Crushed Red Pepper
   *      One of the following soup mixes can be used.
   Onion, Onion-Mushroom,
          Beefy Mushroom.
   **     Use either chick peas or garbanzos, rinsed and
   drained. ***    Rinse and drain the Kidney beans.
   ****   Tomatoes should be whole peeled tomatoes
   UNdrained and chopped. *****  Celery stalk should be
   coarsely chopped.
   ~------------------ In large saucepan or stockpot,
   combine all ingredients.  Bring to a boil, then
   simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or
   until lentils are almost tender.   Remove cover and
   simmer, stirring occasionally, an additional 30
   minutes or until liquid is almost absorded and lentils
   are tender.  Serve, if desired, over hot cooked brown
   or white rice and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
   Makes about 4 (2 cup) servings.