Red lentil and bacon soup recipe on The Hairy Bikers Comfort Food

The Hairy bikers red lentil and bacon soup is a great idea for a winter comfort food.

Si and Dave says: “This is a tasty and filling soup that takes just 20 minutes from start to finish. Make and freeze in portions to take to work.”

The ingredients are: 1 tsp oil, 75g smoked back bacon, trimmed of all fat and finely chopped, 1 onion, finely chopped, 1 red pepper, finely chopped, 1.5 litres chicken or vegetable stock, 1 small sweet potato, peeled and finely diced, 1 garlic clove, 200g red lentils, large sprig thyme, 1 bay leaf and salt and freshly ground black pepper.