From: kasserra@helix.nih.gov (Claudia Kasserra)
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 1993 12:33:02 -0500
Someone asked for lentil recipes.  This is my mothers recipe, I can never
get enough of it.  Its fast and inexpensive.

-approx. 4 cups lentils
-4 slices bacon
-Polish sausage (or Farmer's etc.)
-1 large onion, chopped
-1 bag carrots, chopped
- 2-4 bouillon cubes
-1/2 cup vinegar

Saute onion and chopped bacon in oil.  I like to do this in a pressure
cooker, you will know the reason in a moment.  Add chopped sausage, lentils,
bouillon cubes, and about six cups of water.  Heat mixture thoroughly,
stirring occasionally, adding water as the lentils soak it up so that you
have a stew consistency.  Add 1/4 cup of the vinegar and cook for about 1 
hour.  This is where the pressure cooker comes in.  If you don't have one,
you'll have to continue cooking until the lentils are soft, about 21/2 hrs.
If you do have a pressure cooker, after the 1 hr regular cooking, pressure
cook the mixture for about 15 min.  Season to taste with salt, pepper and 
the rest of the vinegar.  Oops, add the carrots after 1 hr of cooking.
Terrific on a cold night!



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