Posts Tagged 'bacon'

Bacon & Bean Soup

Right, I know I’m overdosing on soups at the moment. Must be the sudden change in the weather. This is tasty stuff. You could add any vegetables you like to this; some pasta would be nice too.

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Ingredients

  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 leeks, halved and sliced
  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can mixed beans
  • fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • parmesan cheese, grated

Method

  1. Dry-fry the streaky bacon in a non-stick pan, no need to add oil, until it’s golden.
  2. Add the leek and celery and fry on a moderate heat until almost tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, beans, tomato purée, season well, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Before serving, season with freshly ground black pepper then mix in some chopped parsley and some grated parmesan cheese.

Serves 3-4.

Potato & Bacon Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

This is a hearty salad which serves 2 people as a main meal.

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Ingredients

  • 6 small new potatoes
  • 6 rashers bacon
  • 1 bag salad leaves (something with rocket works well)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • salt & pepper

Method

  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender, drain, and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Grill the bacon and drain on kitchen paper.
  3. Mix the ingredients for the salad dressing.
  4. Chop the potatoes into large chunks and slice the bacon into strips. Add to the salad leaves.
  5. Add salad dressing, mix and serve.

Serves 2.