Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Got this from a friend, trying it out tonight


  1. Cut the bacon up into tiny pieces and fry with the oil.
  2. Once the fat begin to melt off, add in the roughly chopped carrots, celery, onions, or other veggies that you desire. I used leeks.
  3. Let cook for another 5 minutes or so. Add in garlic and let cook for one more minute.
  4. Add in the can of tomatoes, chicken stock and washed lentils.
  5. Let simmer for about 20 minutes or so. After 20 minutes,add in any other veg you want. I added green beans.
  6. Let simmer for another 15 minutes. Add in cabbage if you want.
  7. Simmer for another 5 minutes. YUM!
Most Helpful

This turned out nice in the end. It's much more of a stew texture, rather than a soup, and I did have to add an extra cup of stock just to get it to that point. The instructions could be clearer as well. I've never seen the word "whatever" as a direction in a recipe before, so that was different. Overall, not too bad. I added a few bay leaves and seasoned it as well. Thanks Fred and Christie! Made for PAC Spring 2008.

AmandaInOz April 19, 2008