Homestyle Red Lentil Soup
Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Cover and simmer for about 60 - 90 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Remove meat from bones and discard bones, stirring meat back into soup. Discard bay leaf.
Season to taste. Garnish with parsley if desired.
- For a vegetarian option, omit bacon bones and beef stock cubes and replace with vegetable stock cubes. Add 3 cloves garlic, sauteed prior to adding remaining soup ingredients.
- A tasty way of getting vegies and lentils into kids, simply puree the soup once cooked and serve with toast soldiers for dipping!