Red Lentil And Bacon Soup

The best soup - serve with crusty bread for a great meal

Preparation Time

h m

Cook Time

h m

Servings

8

Ingredients

Instructions

Step 1:

  • Bring 2.5 litres of water to the boil in a large pot
  • Step 2:

  • chop up all the veg except 2 carrots into small cubes
  • Step 3:

  • grate the remaining 2 carrots
  • Step 4:

  • add veg and stock cubes to water
  • Step 5:

  • cut bacon into small chunks and add to pot
  • Step 6:

  • rinse lentils in cold water and add to pot
  • Step 7:

  • simmer slowly for 1hr, removing the scum as you go.
  • Step 8:

  • add salt/pepper to taste.
  • Step 9:

  • Step 10:

  • for best results leave soup for at least 4hrs before serving for flavour to intensify.