3 Ingredient Lentil Comfort



I like lentils with a thick consistency. After you put them in a bowl they should hold a mounded shape for a minute or two. If there's a higher wet-to-dry ratio it's lentil soup. Of course, soup's awfully nice too...

Yield 4 Servings



  1. Preheat a small stockpot over medium high heat. After a couple of minutes add the bacon. Stir occasionally for 2 or 3 minutes.
  2. Add the shishito peppers and stir to combine. Stir occasionally for 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  3. Pour 1/4 cup water into the pot and stir to deglaze the pot. Add the rest of water and the lentils and stir to combine. The lentils should be soupy. Add a little more water as necessary.
  4. Increase the the heat to high and cover. Stir 2 or 3 times over the next 6 minutes. Lower heat to medium high and continue to cook covered until the you have a lot of steam and some bubbles around the side of the pot. Remove the cover and cook to your desired consistency.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper at the end. (The steamed lentils and the bacon are salted, and the shishitos add some heat ... I didn't need any extra salt for the batch in the white bowl.)


Andy Broder - KitchenThink

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