This recipe was submitted by Bob Jarecki of Davis, California.


  • 1 Pound lentils
  • 7 Cup water
  • 2 Cup diced ham
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 12 Ounce Diet Cherry Coke


  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 5 min
  1. Wash and sort lentils. Cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce. Heat to a simmer. Add ham and onion. Simmer for 40-50 minutes. Add Diet Cherry Coke. (This will produce a lot of foam.) Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes or until lentils are done.