Wednesday, December 19, 2007


This is my family's new favorite soup...found in a book called One Pot Recipes by Linda Doeser

Bacon and Lentil Soup

1/2 lb bacon, diced
1 onion, diced (I used 1 tbsp dried onion)
2 carrots, sliced (used two handfuls of baby carrots)
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 potatoes, chopped
1/2 cup red lentils
1 bay leaf
6-8 cups water or chicken broth ( I used half canned/half water w/3 boullion cubes)
salt and pepper to taste

Brown bacon. Dump everything into your crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove bay leaf. Serve with bread and salad. YUM!

I will double it next time. We had NO LEFTOVERS and people were scraping the crockpot out.LOL



Romany said...

I grew up with this recipe! My grandmother and mother (Scottish gypsies) relied on it. We call it Poverty Soup! Sometimes, a ham bone was used to provide the flavour and the little bits of meat still on the bone picked off and eaten at the end of the soup.

I remember being sent off to the butcher for a ham bone when I was a child and my mother's housekeeping money needed to be stretched. It was the cheapest piece of meat available.

Jamie is a vegetarian, so we can't use that, but I've adapetd it to add butternut squash and sometimes we add a handful of strong cheddar to the bowl for completeness.

It's a great, adaptable, forgiving recipe. LOL!

Lisa in Jax said...


It is soooo good! Pretty cool that you grew up on it! I think it's our new favorite.