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Lentils with Chorizo

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a quick, easy Mexican dinner. Serve with warm tortillas."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 528
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Directions

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  1. Rinse lentils; place in large pot. Pour enough water into the pot to cover the lentils by 2 inches; add the chicken bouillon cube to the pot. Bring to simmer; cook until lentils are just tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. While lentils are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chorizo until brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan. In the same pan, lightly fry bacon until cooked but still soft, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon, leaving drippings in pan. Chop bacon.
  3. Cook the tomato, tomatillo, onion, and garlic in the bacon fat until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the water and cilantro; transfer mixture to a blender. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the mixture moving before leaving it on to puree until smooth.
  4. Stir the pureed vegetables, cooked chorizo, cooked bacon, and cumin into the lentils and cooking water. Stir over medium heat until hot, about 5 minutes. Serve in bowls; top each bowl with a teaspoon of cotija cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 528 calories; 35.1 27.2 26.5 68 1078 Full nutrition

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I am the submitter of this recipe and I would like to clarify a few things about it. Do not drain the excess liquid in the lentils!!! It is supposed to be like a soup. Also, make sure your tom...

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This is an unusual and interesting dish. I used almost every part of the recipe exactly except Cotija (it's difficult to find in some places), substituting it for Pepper Jack. I also added ano...

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I am the submitter of this recipe and I would like to clarify a few things about it. Do not drain the excess liquid in the lentils!!! It is supposed to be like a soup. Also, make sure your tom...

Not a fan of Lentil soup so I wanted to find something else to do with my lentils, this is it! Awesome and delicious. I made several substitutions, based on what was in the kitchen. I used a can...

This is an unusual and interesting dish. I used almost every part of the recipe exactly except Cotija (it's difficult to find in some places), substituting it for Pepper Jack. I also added ano...

Another recipe that I changed a lot, but the concept is good, so I'll give it 3 stars. Chorizo and lentils really work well together, so this is how I did it. First off, I didn't use bacon. The ...

I LOVED this recipe!!! I made it with rotel instead of the roma tomato and I thought I had cumin but didn't. It still came out amazing! The cotija cheese set it off perfectly. I omitted the s...

I couldn't believe how delicious this soup was. I used all of the ingredients listed in the recipe (except for the cilantro, which my husband does not like), but my preparation method was a lit...

This was very delicious and probably the best lentil dish I have had! Thank you for sharing. I did a couple changes. I could not find the cheese so I opted for freshly shredded pepper jack. I a...

Pretty tasty! I used french lentils, 9 oz. tube of pork chorizo and extra thick hickory bacon. There was so much bacon grease in the pan that I ended up draining most of it out and left 1-2 tabl...

From the first time I made this recipe, it became a huge hit in my home. At home, we prefer it with "Soy Chorizo", from Trader Joe's, over regular chorizo. Their seasoning really puts this dish ...