Smoked green lentil soup

Smoked green lentil soup

This dish brings lentils to another level of flavor!

Ingredients

  1. 1 pd of dry green lentils
  2. 6-8 cups water
  3. 4 slices bacon
  4. 1 medium onion minced
  5. 4 large garlic cloves minced
  6. 2 carrots minced
  7. 1 celery minced
  8. 1 jalapeno minced
  9. 1 tbsp cumin
  10. 2 tsp liquid smoke
  11. to taste Salt
  12. to taste Pepper
  13. 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  14. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  15. 1/2 tsp thyme
  16. 3 bay leaf
  17. 1 tbsp chicken bullion

Steps

  1. Chop bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and saute until golden brown. Reserve 1/2 cup of onion from what you have already minced and set aside. Add remaining onion, carrots, celery and jalapeno to pot with bacon and grease and cook until translucent.

  2. Grind the half cup of onion and 4 garlic to make a paste and add it to vegetables, saute for another two minutes.

  3. Add water and seasonings. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce and let simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.

  4. Garnish with feta cheese, fresh tomatoes, peperoncini pepper and dill weed

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