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Bacon Lentils

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 1/4 pound bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup small diced celery
  • 1/4 cup small diced onion
  • 1/4 cup small diced carrot
  • 1 (17.5 ounce) box green lentils
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Place the bacon in a saute pan over medium-high heat and saute until bacon is crisp. Add the celery, onions, and carrots and cook until the vegetables are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the lentils and the bay leaves and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until the lentils are tender. Season with salt and pepper.