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Barley, Bacon, Lentils and Tomatoes

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Barley, Bacon, Lentils and Tomatoes
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4
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Grain, lentils and bacon recipe - perfect for a hearty dinner that's made in just an hour.

Ingredients

3
slices bacon
1
small onion, thinly sliced
1
cup dried lentils, rinsed
1
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
2
teaspoons beef-flavor instant bouillon
1
teaspoon cumin
1/8
teaspoon allspice
3 1/2
cups water
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towel. Set aside.
  • 2 Add onion and lentils to bacon drippings in skillet. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender and lentils are lightly browned.
  • 3 Add barley, bouillon, cumin, allspice and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until lentils are soft.
  • 4 Add tomatoes. Cook uncovered for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils and barley are tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • 5 Just before serving, stir in parsley. Crumble bacon over top.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
110
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
(
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
810mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate
64g
21%
(
Dietary Fiber
20g
80%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
20g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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