Smoked Bacon and Lentil Soup.

500 g 1 lb 2 0z dried red lentils.

English: Red lentils.

100 g 4 oz smoked bacon medallions chopped.




cooking 10

vegetable stock cube.

1. Pork stock cube.

1/2 tsp garlic powder.

pinch salt.

1 tsp dried herbs.

3/4 pint water.

Peas, sweetcorn, mushrooms, peppers (optional)

1. Rinse lentils until the water runs clear, place in large saucepan cover with fresh water, bring to boil and cook for half an hour. Drain in colander until all water has drained.

2. Rinse pan. Place 3/4 pint water in pan with stock cubes and bacon Medalions, garlic powder and dried herbs. bring to boil stirring all the time until stock cubes have dissolved.

3. Add lentils stir, turn heat down and simmer for half an hour stirring occasionally.

Serve and enjoy.

Peas, sweetcorn and diced peppers, mushrooms, cooked cubed potatoes and pasta go beautifully in this soup.

To give it a little bit of a kick you could add 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp cumin, tinny amount garam masala, tinny amount chilly powder


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