Easy, hearty, yummy, comfort food.
You can add carrots or other vegetables but I think the flavours of the bacon, tomato and lentils suffice.... Read more.
Heat olive oil in large heavy based pan. Fry onion, celery, garlic and chilli for about 5 mins over a gentle heat until softened
Add tomato paste and cook for about 2 - 3 minutes
Add lentils and stir well to coat in tomato mixture
Add fresh tomatoes and cook for about 2 - 4 minutes
Add bacon hock or ribs, tinned tomatoes, bay leaves and stock and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for about 2 hours, stirring from time to time. Can be cooked less but I find the longer you simmer the richer the flavour.
Finish by scattering fresh basil leaves, season to taste and serve with hot, crusty bread.
Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)
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