Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tasty Lentil Soup

Sometimes, there are recipes that just can't be photographed. Or else I don't know how to photograph cooked green lentils. It just won't look good. But will you please just believe me that this is good? And lentils are good for you, so there. Make this sometime.

I first had this soup when an old neighbor/coworker/friend brought us dinner just after I had my 2nd baby. Thanks, Nicole! :)

1½ cups lentils
4 slices bacon
1 onion, chopped
¼ cup chopped carrots
¾ cup chopped bell peppers
1 large can or 3 or 4 fresh tomatoes
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
3 Tbsp flour
2 cubes beef bouillon dissolved in 1 cup hot
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp vinegar

1. Bring lentils to a boil in 5 cups water in a
large pot. Simmer covered for 1 hour.
2. Cut bacon into small pieces and sauté until
3. Add onions, carrots and peppers. Sauté over
low heat 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and set aside
until lentils are done. Add tomato mixture to
4. Melt butter in same skillet, remove from
heat, stir in flour and then gradually stir in
bouillon liquid. Add salt and vinegar, stirring all
the time.
5. Pour into lentils and cook over low heat,
stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

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