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1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika or more to taste
6 cups defatted chicken stock
1 1/2 cups dried lentils rinsed and drained
20 ounces frozen spinach, thawed
29 ounces tomatoes, chopped, including juice
salt and pepper, to taste
4 tablespoons lemon juice, or more to taste

Heat a non-stick soup pot or Dutch oven over high heat. When the
pan is very hot, all at once add the onion, garlic, cumin, coriander,
and paprika. Let sit for 30 seconds without stirring, then add 1/4
cup of the chicken stock. Saute over high heat, stirring, for 4
minutes. Add another 1/4 cup of the chicken stock and scrape the
bottom of the pot.

Add the lentils and spinach and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add
the remaining 5 1/2 cups of chicken stock and the tomatoes and
bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, season with salt and
pepper, and simmer, covered, until the lentils are tender, about
50 minutes.

Season with the lemon juice and additional salt and pepper, if
needed. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


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