Lentil and bacon soup

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Serves: 6

By MrsOgg

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  • 1 onion chopped

  • 1 celery stick chopped

  • 1 leek chopped

  • 200g orange lentils

  • 1 frankfurters (optional)

  • 3 carrot chopped

  • 200g bacon roughly chopped

  • 1.5l water


  1. Fry off the cooking bacon. Add the onion and celery and fry for 5 minutes. Add the leek, carrots and red lentils and add cold water to cover. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 50 minutes.
  2. No need to blend. You can reduce the bacon and add in some hot dogs at the end (whole), but I prefer it with all bacon.

Handy Hint

I prefer without frankfurters, if you're going to put them in you can use less bacon. We once made dumplings in this soup and it was stodgy stodgy heaven!

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • Budget

  • Nut Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Egg Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Soup

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  • peanutbutterandbanana 05/03/14 21:18

    I made this today for the first time and my children (17, 13, 10) absolutely loved it. My 17 yo DD1 said 'this is the best supper you have ever made'!!! I added two veg stock cubes to the recipe. Didn't use frankfurters. I stupidly added some salt but it does not need it as the bacon provides enough. I am going to make another batch and see if I can freeze it as this would be a super dish to pull out of the freezer at the last minute. Yum!

  • MrsOgg 11/09/13 20:14

    Lovely bacony goodness, no blending, no messing, you don't need stock or garlic or anything fancy, and the flavours are lovely. No need for bread to dip in as it's lovely and hearty, although obviously you can have bread if you want!