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Lentils With Bacon

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients

1
tablespoon oil
1/2
lb thick bacon, cut into small cubes
1/2
white onion, cut into small cubes
1
red pepper, cut into small cubes
1
green onion
3
cloves of garlic, crushed
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon ground achiote
1/4
cup chopped cilantro
5
cups Progresso™ beef broth
1/2
lb lentils, rinsed
2
carrots, peeled and sliced
2
medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
603.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27.0g
42%
Saturated Fat
7.9g
40%
Cholesterol
37.4mg
12%
Sodium
2054.4mg
86%
Total Carbohydrate
65.3g
22%
Dietary Fiber
10.1g
40%
Sugars
6.5g
Protein
25.5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
86.40%
86%
Calcium
6.30%
6%
Iron
30.30%
30%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

The lentils do not need to soak (in advance) the night before cooking.

If you don’t like bacon, use pieces of beef or pork instead.

Directions

  • 1 Heat the oil over medium heat in a medium-sized pot. Add the bacon and cook for 5-7 minutes or until browned and crispy. Remove bacon from the oil and set it on a paper towel.
  • 2 In the same pot, add the onion, red pepper, garlic, cumin, achiote, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until all the ingredients are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Add the broth and bring to a boil. Incorporate the lentils and bacon, and then re-duce the temperature to low. Partially cover the pot and cook mixture for 30 minutes.
  • 4 Add the carrots and potatoes and cook until the lentils are soft, for an additional 20 minutes. Finally, add cilantro and serve with rice, ripe plantain and avocado.

Erica Dinho Lentils and bacon is a dish that I’ve eaten all my life. When I lived in Colombia, my mom would make it at least once a week. It’s very easy to prepare. First I like to cook the bacon until it’s crispy and then I add the remaining ingredients, allowing the mix to cook slowly. This lentil dish goes great with white rice, avocado and ripe plantains.

Rate and Comment

Erica Dinho Erica Dinho
August 22, 2014

Erica Dinho Lentils and bacon is a dish that I’ve eaten all my life. When I lived in Colombia, my mom would make it at least once a week. It’s very easy to prepare. First I like to cook the bacon until it’s crispy and then I add the remaining ingredients, allowing the mix to cook slowly. This lentil dish goes great with white rice, avocado and ripe plantains.