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Red Lentil And Bacon Soup

Published Tuesday, 17 April, 2012 by Robert

The best soup - serve with crusty bread for a great meal (serves 8)



  • 1 large onion or 2 small
  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 turnip
  • 2-3 potatoes
  • 8 rashers of bacon
  • 3 vegetable stock cubes
  • 2 ham stock cubes
  • salt/pepper
  • 300g lentils


Bring 2.5 litres of water to the boil in a large pot

chop up all the veg except 2 carrots into small cubes

grate the remaining 2 carrots

add veg and stock cubes to water

cut bacon into small chunks and add to pot

rinse lentils in cold water and add to pot

simmer slowly for 1hr, removing the scum as you go.

add salt/pepper to taste.

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


  • Stuart 6 years ago

    Amazing soup my kids wife and family love it!

  • Jade 6 years ago

    My favourite soup! Dad used to make it and i learned from him. Although i add a little celery to mine too just for a bit extra veg. I hate celery but the soup tastes so good you dont notice it :-)

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