Lentil & Smoked Bacon Soup
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Lentil & Smoked Bacon Soup

Try our tasty lentil & smoked bacon soup recipe, deliciously served with Dean's cheese bites or fresh crusty bread.

Ingredients

10 200g smoked bacon lardons, or any smoked bacon chopped into small pieces

250g red lentils 2 large onions

Peeled & finely chopped 1 large potato

Peeled and chopped 2 garlic cloves

Peeled & crushed 400mls hot vegetable stock

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp ground coriander

Salt & freshly ground black pepper a few crispy bacon pieces to finish

Follow The Steps

Place the lardons or chopped bacon into a large soup pan and cook over a medium heat until the fat starts to run - add the chopped onion, potato, and crushed garlic and fry gently for about 10 minutes.

Add the turmeric and ground coriander, followed by the lentils and hot vegetable stock - stir well and bring up to a simmering point. Cover with a lid and continue to cook gently for around 40 minutes

Remove from the heat and blitz using a stick blender, or liquidise in batches. Check seasoning.

Serve in warmed bowls with a few extra crispy bacon pieces sprinkled over and oatcakes or crusty bread on the side.

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