18, Jul 2010
Lentil Soup

This is a good, tasty lentil soup. It’s not very difficult, except for an hour or so of waiting for things to simmer.


1/4 lb bacon, diced
2 c diced yellow onion
2 carrots, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
7 c chicken stock
1 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp celery seed
2 bay leaves
1.5 c black lentils
salt, pepper


Saute the bacon on medium until crispy. Remove it from the pan. Saute the onion, carrots, and garlic in the bacon grease on medium-low, covered, for 25 minutes. Add in everything else but the bacon, bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 40 minutes. Puree half of the mixture, add in the bacon, and serve.