• 175g Red Lentils
  • 1.7 litres Chicken Stock
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Clove
  • 200g Smoked Bacon Rashers
  • 400g Can Tomatoes
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 450g Potatoes


  • STEP 1
    Wash the lentils and put them in a large saucepan with the stock. Add salt and pepper and the clove.
  • STEP 2
    Roughly chop the onion, bacon and garlic and add these to the saucepan along with the tinned tomatoes.
  • STEP 3
    Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 1 hour, until the lentils are soft.
  • STEP 4
    Peel and roughly chop the potatoes into similar sizes and add these to the saucepan. Cook for a further 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • STEP 5
    Remove the clove and then blend or purée the soup until smooth.
  • STEP 6
    Serve hot with crusty bread.

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