Smokey Lentil soup
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  1. 2 cups Lentils
  2. 4 cups Chicken stock
  3. 2 cups Water
  4. 2 cloves Garlic; finely chopped
  5. 2 cups Tomatoes; crushed
  6. 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  7. 1 Medium onion; finely chopped
  8. 2 tablespoons Parsley; chopped
  9. 2 slices Bacon; chopped
  1. Boil lentils chicken stock and water until lentils are cooked but not mushy—approximately 45 minutes
  2. While the lentils are cooking, sauté onions and garlic and bacon in olive oil until onions are translucent and bacon is cooked.
  3. Add tomatoes and parsley, salt and pepper and simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
  4. Once lentils are cooked add tomato sauce and cook 10 minutes more.
  5. Pour soup into bowls and sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
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