Jana's Pressure Cooker Lentil Ham Soup

Create a ham broth, pan-fry some fresh vegetables, and cook a lentil and ham soup all in an hour with a pressure cooker.

Place ham shanks and water in pressure cooker over medium heat. Cover and lock; bring to 15 pounds of pressure, reduce heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes. Release pressure immediately using...


  • 1 1/2 pounds smoked ham shanks
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar, or more to taste

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