Swabian Lentils

Swabian Lentils

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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: Main Course, Side dish
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Calories: 1574kcal


  • Pot
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife

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  • 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup leeks finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • 2 cup brown lentils
  • 2 thick slices bacon cut up
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt ghee to a heavy saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Add vegetables and sauté for 10 minutes stirring regularly.
  • Add lentils and saute for another minute.
  • Add enough water so it's about 1 inch above the lentils.
  • Add bacon, bay leaves, and garlic cloves to lentils.
  • Cover and simmer over low heat until the lentils are soft about 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Once soft strain lentils. (Keeping liquid) pick out bay leaves and garlic cloves.
  • Melt butter in a pot over medium heat, then add flour and cook until lightly browned. Stir in the red wine and a bit of cooking liquid and cook for about two minutes.
  • Add lentils back into the pot and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Season with salt pepper. Serve and enjoy!


Sodium: 604mg | Calcium: 234mg | Vitamin C: 24mg | Vitamin A: 12476IU | Sugar: 11g | Fiber: 80g | Potassium: 3014mg | Cholesterol: 128mg | Calories: 1574kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Fat: 58g | Protein: 74g | Carbohydrates: 180g | Iron: 21mg

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