- Small sweet onion, chopped
- 3 cloves minced
- 1C. fresh carrots sliced
- 2 T. real bacon bits
- 2 T. tomato paste
- 1 C. dry lentils rinsed
- 1/2 t. dries thyme
- 5 C. chicken or vegetable broth
- non-stick cooking spray
1. Spray a medium pot with non-stick cooking spray and warm over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic cooking for a few minutes until tender. Stir in the carrots and bacon bits. Continue to cook, adding the tomato paste. Stir and coat all the veggie with the paste. Add and stir in the lentil, thyme and broth.
2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally then reduce to a simmer. Continue to simmer for about an hour.
**This can be cooked in a Crockpot on low for 4-6 hrs.