This recipe for Bacon and lentil soup is a quick and easy meal that will suit all tastes.
Soups are a great way to introduce ‘hidden vegetables’ to children. You can cook the vegetables off and blitz them up in a food processor or blender before adding back to the mix. Adding potato can help to thicken the soup as well.
Pack cooking bacon
Bag carrots (sliced)
Bag potatoes ( cut up into bitesize chunks)
Two onions (finely chopped)
Two chicken stock cubes or pots
Cup of lentils
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the bacon into bitesize pieces and fry off in a pan with the onions
Add to pot alongside all the remaining ingredients. Cover with water.
Bring to boil and simmer for approx 45 mins until everything is cooked through and the potatoes are starting to mush. You can add more water at this point if you need or want to.
Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with buttered crusty bread
You could also use any leftover veg to add to this variation of Bacon and Lentil Soup such as turnip, sweet potato or broccoli if you wanted. If you fancy something thicker check out my Irish stew recipe.
Or leave out the meat for an amazing meat-free version. Check out my other recipes here.
Until next time,