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Bacon Casserole with Cider

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  Lentils 100 Gram
  Boiling water 600 Milliliter
  Bacon collar/Forehock 750 Gram, unsmoked, boned, trimmed and cut into 2.5 cm cubes
  Butter/Margarine 25 Gram
  Onion 1 Large, peeled and sliced
  Celery stalks 2 , scrubbed and coarsley chopped
  Leeks 2 Small, washed and cut into 2.5 cm pieces, reserve a little top leaf for garnish
  Dry cider 300 Milliliter
  White stock/Water and 1/2 chicken stock cube 300 Milliliter
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Dried sage 1 Pinch
  Corn flour 15 Milliliter
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Little)

1) In a basin, place the lentil cover with water and soak for 1 hour.

2) In the cooker, place the bacon with sufficient cold water to cover and set to boil.
3) Discard water and keep the bacon aside.
4) Wash and dry the cooker.
5) In cooker, heat the butter or margarine and saute the vegetables until they change color.
6) Add the bacon, drained lentils, cider, white stock or water and stock cube, pepper and sage and stir well.
7) Put the lid on cooker to close, bring to high pressure and cook for 15 minutes.
8) Reduce the pressure immediately
9) Open the cooker when steam finsihes, blend the cornflour with a little cold water and add to the cooker.
10) Return the open cooker to the heat.
11) Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is boiling and thickened.
12) Taste and adjust the seasoning.

13) Garnish the bacon cassetole with chopped leek tops and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1836 Calories from Fat 359

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g62.2%

Saturated Fat 14 g69.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 356.8 mg118.9%

Sodium 7870.3 mg327.9%

Total Carbohydrates 197 g65.6%

Dietary Fiber 44.2 g176.9%

Sugars 66.3 g

Protein 177 g354.8%

Vitamin A 141.8% Vitamin C 123.2%

Calcium 42.1% Iron 96.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Bacon Casserole With Cider Recipe