Recipe

Lentil soup

This slow-cooked lentil soup is hearty and nourishing.

  • 2 hrs 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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This slow-cooked lentil soup is hearty and nourishing thanks to the goodness of carrot and lentils with richness of bacon bones and beef stock.
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Ingredients

Lentil soup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium brown onion (150g), chopped finely
  • 1 stalk celery (150g), trimmed, chopped finely
  • 1 medium carrot (120g), chopped finely
  • 250 gram bacon bones
  • 250 gram brown lentils
  • 410 gram can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 litre (4 cups) beef stock
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Method

Lentil soup
  • 1
    Heat oil in large saucepan; cook onion, celery and carrot, stirring, until onion is soft.
  • 2
    Add bones, lentils, undrained tomatoes and stock to pan. Cover; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, about 1½ hours or until lentils are tender.
  • 3
    Remove from heat; remove any meat from bones and add to pan, discarding bones. Stir parsley through soup.

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