Savory lentils simmered with diced tomato, spinach and bacon is winter comfort in a bowl. slices) or 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese (1 oz. This tasted pretty good and was easy to make. I substituted - 1/4cup butter and 1/4cup milk instead of half-and-half - water in roughly the same amount as grease (in lieu of bacon grease) - 14oz can of chicken broth instead of the chicken soup base and water the recipe calls for. Return soup to the saucepan and cook over moderate heat until heated through — about 5 minutes. Working in batches, purée the mixture in a blender at high speed or in a food processor until smooth — about 1 minute. Bacon Lettuce Tomato Lentil Soup – hearty lentil soup meets the classic BLT sandwich! lean ground beef (at least 80%), instant onion and mushroom soup mix, chopped parsley or 1/4 cup green onion, steak sauce, white cheddar cheese (1 oz. This recipe is inspired by a soup I had when I was a student in Hawaii. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with reserved bacon. Stir in shredded lettuce and cook until wilted — about 1 minute more.