Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Excellent thick soup for a winter's night, and there's no need for salad. Serve with corn sticks or Mexican cornbread. Very filling, very delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and chop carrot and onion, chop celery.
  2. Heat butter in soup pot and add carrot, onion, celery.
  3. Cook, stirring until onion is transparent.
  4. Add bacon bones, lentils, undrained tomatoes.
  5. Crush tomatoes with a fork and add water and stock.
  6. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat.
  7. Simmer 1 1/2 hours or until lentils are tender as desired.
  8. Remove and discard ham bones.
  9. Season with pepper and stir in parsley.
Most Helpful

4 5

Very nice! The majority of effort that goes into this recipe is simply chopping. The soup was very flavorful. I'm a vegan, so I omitted the meat and used smart balance instead of butter. I'd definitely make it again.

5 5

easy to prepare, which is what i look for these days. my family and i really enjoyed it!

4 5

Very yummy! Easy to make and great taste. I left out the celery and the chicken stock cubes and used 2 cups vegetable broth and 2 cups water for the liquid instead. I also added two stems each of fresh oregano and thyme that I had on hand. Great recipe that I'll use again for sure.