Smoky Bacon and Lentil Soup




  • 2 onions
  • ½ head of celery
  • 6 carrots
  • ½ lb (250g) dry cure smoked streaky bacon
  • 1lb (500g) red lentils ( or a mixture of red and green)
  • a couple of bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 pts (1.5l) chicken stock





  1. Finely chop, onions, celery, carrots and bacon.
  2. Place all in a large pan with a couple of bay leaves and salt and pepper and sweat for 10 minutes.
  3. Add lentils and stir.
  4. Add chicken stock and bring to simmering point and cook for about half an hour.
  5. If the soup is a bit thick add a bit more stock.
  6. Remove bay leaves.


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