Simple Braised Lentils

May 30, 2012

Author Notes: As title, simply braise lentils, carrots and bacon. Just seasowned with consommé, salt and pepper.. Simple is the best!Hidemi

Serves: 4-6


  • 1/2 Lentils
  • 3 ounces Bacon
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 5-6 Baby Carrots
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Consommé
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
In This Recipe


  1. Chop bacon and onion. Cut baby carrots into 1/4 inch thick slices. Mince garlic clove. Rinse lentils and drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and cook minced garlic clove and bacon until tender. Add onion and carrots and sauté until tender. Then add lentils and sauté for about one minute. Add 2 cups water, consommé and bay leaf. Bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer gently with lid tilted for 20 minutes.
  4. Then add another 2 cups of water. Stir and simmer gently with lid tilted for another 30-40 minutes. Add pepper and salt to taste.

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