left over ham bone with meat still on it.
boil in pot of water with package of dry lentil beans.
onion, celery, carrots, garlic and 3 links Italian sausage...diced.
1 can diced tomatoes, can be seasoned
beef or chicken broth, I use the paste.
crushed red pepper flakes (to taste) optional
2 large bay leaves
grated parm/romano cheese (I add this at the end)
salt and black pepper to taste