About this recipe:A robustly flavoured lentil stew recipe. Bacon is simmered with onion, celery, carrots, lentils, maple syrup and beer, to create this wonderful stew. Serve on a cold winter's day.
6 rashers streaky bacon, diced
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
125g celery, diced
125g carrots, diced
750ml beef stock
200g dried brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
salt and ground black pepper to taste
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Method Prep:25min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr25min
Place a large pot over medium-high heat; cook the bacon in the pot until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the onion and garlic; continue to cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the celery and carrot; cook another 2 minutes.
Pour the beef stock and beer into the pot; bring to the boil. Stir in the lentils, maple syrup, nutmeg, caraway seeds and celery salt; cover and cook for 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Could be better....I only say this because I thought this was really heavy on the SALT. Beef stock, Bacon, Celery salt and then more SALT! The recipe could probably do without these last two salty ingredients. The flavour was fine but spoilt in my opinion by the saltiness. I will no doubt review again - 09 Dec 2014