Satisfying Bacon and Lentil soup

Satisfying Bacon and Lentil soup


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About this recipe: Perfect for warming the cockles on a cold day, a bowl of this delicious Bacon and Lentil soup with some crusty bread an butter will soon warm you up.


  • 500g Cooking bacon cut into small pieces
  • 250g Red split lentils
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Litre chicken stock
  • 2 tsp English mustard
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Good pinch pepper


  1. Add a little oil to a cooking pot on a high heat, add bacon, onion and garlic and fry for a few minutes,
  2. then add lentils, reduce heat and fry for a few minutes more.
  3. Next add chicken stock followed by all the other ingredients, bring to the boil then reduce heat and gently simmer with a lid on for 40 minutes stirring occasionally
  4. , after 40 minutes check to see if the lentils are soft and the soup has thickened, if not cook for a further 10-15 minutes, if the soup is too thick add more stock or water, if you would like it thicker add a little instant potato to thicken. Serve with fresh crusty bread and butter and enjoy !!!!!

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Reviews (2)


Lovely soup, have made it twice now and will be making again. Has convinced my husband that a bowl of homemade soup and crusty bread is a meal in itself and not just a snack! - 29 Jan 2015


Really easy to make and so delicious. will certainly make again. - 23 Sep 2013

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