Lentils and Bacon

"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"
Lentils and Bacon created by kellychris
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




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

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  1. kellychris
    Lentils and Bacon Created by kellychris
  2. kellychris
    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.
  3. Tiffany_Zane2
    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
  4. Kumquat the Cats fr
    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!
  5. Kumquat the Cats fr
    Lentils and Bacon Created by Kumquat the Cats fr


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