Beef, Bacon and Lentil Soup

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READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve the beef soup base or the beef bouillon cube in the warm water.
  • Combine the lentils and the cold water in a soup pot and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • While the lentils are cooking, cook the bacon in a skillet and drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Discard the bacon drippings.
  • Add the ground chuck to the skillet and brown. Drain well.
  • Add the beef, bacon and vegetables to the lentils.
  • Melt the butter in the skillet, add the flour, salt, pepper, and vinegar. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the water/soup base mixture, stir well to blend, then add to the soup pot and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the flavors are well-blended.
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