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Lentil Soup

No recipe image available.Lentil soup with bacon, onion, celery and potatoes, seasoned with thyme and just a hint of nutmeg.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 strips of bacon, cut up
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons all-purpose oil
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
14 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons beef base or bouillon granules
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon ground pepper
1 cup lentils
2 bay leaves
3/4 cup peeled and diced potato
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large kettle, cook strips of bacon, chopped onion, and celery in oil until the onion and celery are transparent.
  2. Stirring constantly, add flour. When the flour has blended with the sautéed mixture, slowly add water, stirring constantly. Next add salt, beef base, thyme, pepper, lentils, bay leaves, diced potatoes, and nutmeg. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours.

Makes 12 servings.