As we all know, I love bacon. And I love soup. Why not combine the two into a hearty meal that serves 4 whole people and cost only £2 to make. Thats a massive cost of 50p per serving!
In this video I share a meal that we love – tasty, easy to cook and cheap! What more can you want!?
2 carrots, pealed and chopped roughly
3 celery sticks, chopped roughly
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tin 400g chopped tomatoes
1 pack of cooking bacon, chopped
150g red lentils
2 tins of Vegetable stock
Spoon of oil
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then add the onion, garlic and bacon. Fry this until the bacon is cooked, which will only take a few minutes.
- Add the celery, carrot, tomatoes and stock, give it a stir, then add the lentils.
- Bring to the boil and simmer for around 20 – 30 minutes to allow the lentils to cook.
For a crunchy twist, keep some of the bacon bits to one side and fry these up until very crispy while the soup is cooking. When serving the soup, sprinkle the crispy bacon on top. Yum!