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Lentils with Bacon & Onion

It is hard for me to remember to soak beans over night or to remember to put them on early in the day and that is why I love lentils.  They cook in about an hour and taste like you have cooked them all day.

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Lentils with Bacon & Onion ~ Tasty Homemade Lentils 

I love to add bacon to my lentils and a little onion and it is such a simple dish but tastes incredible. Good for you too with lots of protein and fiber.  Perfect meal, perfect for anytime.

Ingredients Needed:

How To Make:

In a large Dutch oven, add lentils and chicken broth over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.  

Reduce heat to medium-low, cover  and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes to one hour.

Meanwhile, fry bacon in a large skillet slowly over low heat.  

Remove to paper towel to drain.

Add onions to skillet and cook in bacon drippings over low heat until they become translucent, stirring occasionally.

Remove onions with a slotted spoon and stir into lentils.

When lentils are tender, remove from heat and stir in bacon.

Serve with skillet cornbread.

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Yield: 4

Lentils with Bacon & Onion

Lentils with Bacon & Onion

I love to add bacon to my lentils and a little onion and it is such a simple dish but tastes incredible. Good for you too with lots of protein and fiber.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried lentils, washed and picked through
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 10 slices Petit Jean Thick Sliced Bacon
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large Dutch oven, add lentils and chicken broth over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.  
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover  and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes to one hour.
  3. Meanwhile, fry bacon in a large skillet slowly over low heat.  Remove to paper towel to drain.
  4. Add onions to skillet and cook in bacon drippings over low heat until they become translucent, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove onions with a slotted spoon and stir into lentils.
  6. When lentils are tender, remove from heat and stir in bacon.
  7. Serve with skillet cornbread.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 1899mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 9gSugar: 5gProtein: 15g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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2 Comments

  1. Sounds delicious. Do you also sometimes serve tbis as a sidedish? If so, what other meat and veggies do you serve it with?

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