“Imperfect” BLT Crimson Lentils

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  • 1 cup red lentils or dry crimson
  • 3 cups stock or water
  • 5 slices bacon thick cut
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 3 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • scallions optional for topping
  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Lay the bacon on a baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes or until desired crispness (the crispier the better!).
  • Meanwhile, add the lentils, water, and 1 tsp of salt to a large pot. Heat on high until boiling. Once boiling, turn the heat to medium, and cover the pot. Let the lentils simmer for 20 minutes, or until tender.
  • Once the lentils are cooked, chop the bacon, and add it along with the veggies and remaining spices to the lentils. Stir to combine!
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