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

Berliner linsentop is the German word for this. I found the recipe in an 1984 recipe book of World Best Vegetable recipes. Posted for ZWT6

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine lentils,water and bacon in a large heavy saucepan .
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
  3. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Add potatoes and continue to cook until lentils are tender about 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in vinegar and sugar.
  6. Taste and add salt if needed.
  7. Place in serving dish and keep warm.
  8. Melt butter in skillet ;saute onions and parsley over medium heat until onions are transparent.
  9. Spoon over lentils.
  10. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

GREAT!! I wasn't too sure about vingar+sugar in beans- but they MAKE THE DISH!! I have never had lentils before and this was a great way to try them out for the 1st time. Now I'm not sure I will cook them any other way!!(; Thank you so much- made for The Xtra Hot Dishes of ZWT6.

kellychris June 01, 2010

This was so delicious. Even my 2 yr old daughter liked it. I only used 1/4 cup of vinegar...I'm not much on it. And we decided against the onions and parsley. But even without it was still a very good dish. Will use again. Thanks

Tiffany_Zane2 May 30, 2010

A totally satisfying German recipe. My BF and I are both vegetarians, so we used veggie bacon. Also used a mixture of yellow and red onions as it was what I had. My BF is German/Hungarian so he usually decides he needs more vinegar. He really enjoyed this, and so did I. I made the whole recipe and saved a lot for lunch leftovers. Boy will I enjoy them! BTW, also used less butter and a mixture of real sugar and sugar substitute. Thanks BBB!

Kumquat the Cat's friend May 29, 2010