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This morning on our Facebook Page I asked what soup recipe of four you wanted posted and this was the winner… I think. There were quite a few responses to sift through. All recipes will be posted over the next few weeks.

My other soup recipes:

I’m addicted to bacon and red lentils so this is a match made in heaven. I loooooooove this soup. What I love most is it can be as thin or as thick as you like. Simply add more potato or lentils to thicken it up or thin it with extra stock. It can suit all preferences.

This is great to freeze. Make up a big batch and then pup it into freezer safe containers and freeze until needed. This goes well with almost any of my bread recipes in the bread section.

I top my soup with a little YIAH Smoked Orange, Garlic and Chilli Salt which is what you can see in this photo.

Safety notice: Please refer to your machines user manual or company for current guidelines on safely blitzing hot liquids. Each machine differs.

 

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Bacon and Lentil Soup
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  2. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  3. 8 slices of short cut bacon with fat left on, diced
  4. 20g butter
  5. 1 carrot, diced small
  6. 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced small
  7. 1 litre good quality vegetable stock
  8. 150g dried red lentils, rinsed really well
  9. Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place onion and garlic into bowl.
  2. Blitz on speed 7 for 5 seconds.
  3. Add bacon and butter.
  4. Cook at 100 degrees, speed 2 for 5 minutes.
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Cook for 100 degrees, speed 2 for 20 minutes. Check to ensure all vegetables are cooked through.
  7. Blitz your soup on speed 8, building up speed gradually. Please refer to your machines user manual or company for current guidelines on safely blitzing hot liquids. Each machine differs.
Notes
  1. Blitz your soup on speed 8, building up speed gradually. Please refer to your machines user Blitz your soup on speed 8, building up speed gradually. Please refer to your machines user manual or company for current guidelines on safely blitzing hot liquids. Each machine differs.
  2. If you find the soup is too runny for your liking add an extra potato, diced small, and cook for a further 8 minutes.
  3. Thin soup with a little extra stock if needed.
  4. This soup does thicken up upon standing.
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Bacon and Red Lentil Soup
Serves 4
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 onion, diced
  2. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  3. 8 slices of short cut bacon with fat left on, diced
  4. 20g butter
  5. 1 carrot, diced small
  6. 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced small
  7. 1 litre good quality vegetable stock
  8. 150g dried red lentils, rinsed really well
  9. Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place butter, bacon, onion and garlic into a large stock pot over medium heat.
  2. Cook until translucent and bacon is slightly browned.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Cook over medium to high heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check to ensure all vegetables are cooked through.
  5. Blitz soup using a stick blender, blender or processor until nice and smooth.
Notes
  1. If you find the soup is too runny for your liking add an extra potato, diced small, and cook for a further 8 minutes.
  2. Thin soup with a little extra stock if needed.
  3. This soup does thicken up upon standing.
The Road to Loving My Thermo Mixer http://trtlmt.com.au/
 
By |2017-06-12T11:21:56+00:00June 19th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|12 Comments

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

12 Comments

  1. Sascha Wardlaw June 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Hi, Just wondering if I could double or triple this recipe? Or is the recipe already enough to fill the Thermomix jug?

    Thanks,
    Sascha.

    • Peta June 19, 2014 at 9:17 pm - Reply

      Cant be doubles as it will take it to the max line as is 🙂

  2. Tracey June 22, 2014 at 1:30 am - Reply

    Made this tonight. Soooooo yummy!! Thanks for the recipe

  3. Tracey June 22, 2014 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Made this tonight. It was soooo yummy!! It will definitely be on my ‘make again’ list. Thanks for the recipe ☺️

  4. Debra June 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    making this for dinner tonight going to have it with the yummy bread I made

  5. Danielle June 28, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed this soup. It was think, flavoursome, hearty and healthy. Thanks for sharing. Will definitely be making again!

  6. Megan July 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I just made this soup for the first time & I love it! I will definitely make again. And it’s so easy too!

  7. Lucy July 16, 2014 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Made this and loved it! Thank you.

  8. Lucy B August 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Love this soup. Whole family devoured it.

  9. Linda August 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Fantastic soup. I didn’t have enough red lentils, so substituted with some rice.

  10. Amelia October 23, 2014 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    LOVE this recipe!! I eat these with your tortillas for dipping, and just coz they’re delicious. In fact had it tonight and omg sooo good! Love your work Peta!

  11. Marama November 16, 2014 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Have made this twice, once in the T31 and once in T5. Great recipe; quick and easy. I add mushrooms to the saute stage. Bath froze the whole lot for week day lunches.

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