Lentil and bacon stew

    55 min

    A tasty and simple stew with red lentils, tomatoes, carrots and bacon. A great one pot dish for the whole family!


    London, England, UK
    10 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 150g bacon, diced
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 6 garlic cloves, minced
    • 6 carrots, sliced
    • 2 (400g) tins diced tomatoes
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
    • 400g red lentils
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1.5L chicken stock
    • 6 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a large saucepan over a medium heat fry the bacon for 5 minutes until crispy. Pour off most of the fat.
    2. Add onions, garlic and carrots and cook and stir for 2 minutes until soft.
    3. Stir in the tomatoes with juice, bay leaves, thyme, red lentils, salt and chicken stock and bring to the boil. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, until lentils are soft.
    4. Remove bay leaves and stir in balsamic vinegar. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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