Bacon & lentil stew







Cook Time

70-75 Min


  • 450lb/1lb rindless smoked back bacon rashers, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 turnip, chopped
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • 75g/3oz green lentils such as Puy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 900ml/1 1⁄2pt chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Heat a large flameproof casserole and add the bacon. Cook over a medium heat, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the fat runs. Add the onion, carrots, celery, turnip and potato, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes
  • Add the lentils, bouquet garni and stock. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat andsimmer for 1 hour or until the lentils are tender.
  • Remove and discard the bouquet garni, and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately
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