1. In a large pot, heat oil. Add onions and sauté for about five minutes or until glassy. Add lentils and meat and sauté for about five minutes.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients except water.
3. Add four cups water and bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer for one hour and 30 minutes.
4. Leave the soup as is, or remove the meat and blend. If it’s very thick you can add more water.