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Lentils With Bacon

Lentils With Bacon
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 4
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.

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

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.

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.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • 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.
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