How to Make Tasty Lentil Soup🍵 W/ Bacon & Red Wine🍷

by Lindsey Collins

Supplies

  • 4 slices thick cut bacon cut into pieces
  • 2 small/ medium onions or 1 extra large
  • 3 large carrots
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 14 oz diced tomatos
  • 1 tsp Tuscan / Italian seasons
  • Salt &pepper to taste
  • 1 cup rinsed lentils
  • 2/3 cups red wine
  • 4 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    All the ingredients except the onions

    Step 2

    Add bacon pieces to Dutch oven

    Step 3

    Dice up onions

    Step 4

    Rinse and peel carrots then chop up into small pieces

    Step 5

    Step 6

    Once bacon starts to crisp add carrots and onions

    Step 7

    Cook for 2-3 mins

    Step 8

    Then add garlic, mix, then the rest of these ingredients to the pot

    Step 9

    Step 10

    1 tsp Tuscan or Italian seasons

    Step 11

    Ingredients in Tuscan seasoning

    Step 12

    Mix well and on low heat - leave to prep lentils

    Step 13

    1cup lentils

    Step 14

    Rinsed thoroughly

    Step 15

    Add lentils salt and pepper

    Step 16

    Simmer and mix well

    Step 17

    Cover for 10 mins

    Step 18

    Then add 2/3 cups red wine

    Step 19

    Uncover bring heat up to medium high - add wine and mix uncovered then decrease heat back to simmer.

    Step 20

    Add 4 1/2 cups chicken broth

    Step 21

    Add 1 1/2 cups water

    Step 22

    Increase heat back to med high and bring to a boil

    Step 23

    Once you have reached a boil - cover partially and bring heat down to low - cook for 30-35 mins

    Step 24

    Once cooked for 30-35 mins remove the bay leaf - stir

    Step 25

    Get a hand emulsifier and depending on how smooth or chunky you want your soup- purée to desired texture. You can also use a blender

    Step 26

    Once desired consistency is reached - add one tablespoon balsamic vinegar then stir into soup

    Step 27

    Return to heat until warm/ hot and serve :) Also can be made vegetarian style just remove the bacon and if you want use a vegetable stock