Our cousin has been visiting from Chicago for the last few days, and Sam, my dog, has been cheating on me ever since.
I mean, look at him!
What a tramp he is.
5 years ago
Cook bacon until lightly browned in a large saucepan. Add celery, leek, carrot and onion and cook until vegetables are tender, not browned. Stir in flour, then stir in stock and lentils. Add bay leaves and cloves which have been tied into a cheesecloth bag. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for two hours. Discard spice bag. If lentils have not cooked up, run through a fine sieve. Add frankenfurters, vinegar and salt and pepper. Heat to serving temperature.I personally don't add salt to this, as the bacon adds that. I also don't run this through a sieve, because I like the texture as it is. I suppose you could run it through a food processor to puree it, if that's your preference. I use one package kielbasa sausage, rather than franks. And most certainly, if you're a vegetarian I encourage you to play with egetarian options for this and share with us!