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 (3)


    Really easy recipe, hearty soup, tastes lovely! - 13 Jan 2017


    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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