Recipe By Auntylene
Published Feb 15th
Prep 10m Cook 1h Additional - Ready In 1h 10m
Servings 8 -10 servings Calories 246.9

A unique addition to lentil soup.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry lentils, rinsed
  • 2 slices bacon, diced
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups canned tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 frankfurters, sliced
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Saute bacon and onion.
  2. 2 Place lentils, bacon, onion, celery, carrots, water or stock, tomatoes, and bay leaf together in a large pot and simmer until tender, about 45 minutes.
  3. 3 Add sliced wieners and salt and pepper to taste, and continue cooking for about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 246.9
  • Carbohydrate 18.5 g
  • Cholesterol 24.4 mg
  • Fat 14.4 g
  • Fiber 7.6 g
  • Protein 11.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.4 g
  • Sodium 578.5 mg
  • Sugar 3.9 g


  1. This was a nice lentil soup. I tasted the broth after cooking and it did need more help than salt and pepper. I added in some vegetable base and that was what it needed. Otherwise my only change was cooking the frank slices to get some color caramelization and to add a texture.
  2. This recipe would be a good way to get kids to eat a healthy soup! I used turkey frankfurters so it was not too bad. Good taste and a nice hearty soup.
  3. I loved it! The second time I made it though I added a box of chopped spinach in place of the canned tomatoes and I also used chicken broth in place of the water. I absolutely loved this variety of the recipe!!!
  4. Loved it! I just added some beef cubes (for stews) and oregano and it was a success at my family dinner. Will do it again for guests.
  5. Well lentils are good and wholesome but I would not feed this to my kids too often. It will not go into my regular rotation.
  6. We didn't like it at all.
  7. easy meal does well with chicken base. if using condensed chicken base omit the salt

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