Simple spicy lentil and bacon soup

Simple spicy lentil and bacon soup


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About this recipe: A very simple, cheap and tasty recipe for hearty lentil soup. Serves 3. Everyone would enjoy it, including kids.

Serves: 4 

  • 1.35L water
  • 3 Knorr® ham stock cubes
  • 250g lentils
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 green or red chilli, finely chopped
  • 10 new potatoes, diced
  • 3 rashers of bacon
  • 1 dessertspoon of gravy granules (optional)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Bring the water to the boil in the pot and add stock cubes to it. Stir till dissolved. Add lentils to the stock, and reduce the heat to simmer. (Remember to stir occasionally.)
  2. Prepare the garlic, chilli and potatoes; add to the pot.
  3. Cook the bacon in a frying pan. Then finely chop it and add it to the pot.
  4. Add one dessertspoon of all purpose gravy granules for a bit of extra thickness and flavour. Leave to simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

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