Pressure Cooker Southwest Lentil Soup with Bacon

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A quick, hearty lentil soup made easy in an electric pressure cooker. Yummy salsa gives this recipe a nice southwestern spin!

Pressure Cooker Southwest Lentil Soup with Bacon

One of my favorite childhood foods was lentil soup. I don’t know exactly what my mother put in it but it was amazing. She must have added her own flare to it being Hispanic—she liked to do that with recipes.

She was anything but bland.

Then when we had leftover lentil soup she’d drain it and refry the beans for breakfast tacos. It was delicious!

Since I don’t have the original lentil soup recipe I decided to try my hand at my own. I have to say it turned out pretty good thanks to Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa.

A Little About Mrs. Renfro’s

Pressure Cooker Southwest Lentil Soup with Bacon

For 78 years, our family’s been bringing you delicious and innovative products at affordable prices.

Renfro Foods is a Texas-based company that has been in business for a long time. They make more than 30 salsas, peppers, relishes, and sauces, which are available in all 50 states, as well as in Canada, the Caribbean, England, Scotland, Germany, Spain, and Australia.

I love how Mrs. Renfro’s listens to their customers, staying on top of trends — and aren’t afraid to break out a new product. Their products are even gluten and fat-free!

What Else I Love About Mrs. Renfro’s

Pressure Cooker Southwest Lentil Soup with Bacon

I was sent 4 different Mrs. Renfro’s Salsas to try out.

  • Mild Salsa
  • Mexican Mild Sauce
  • Chipotle Corn Salsa
  • Roasted Salsa

I love how each one has simple, real ingredients I can pronounce. You know — things like tomatoes, water, onions. cilantro, jalapenos.

They even often include a yummy recipe right on the jar! I got recipes for cheese salsa dip, tortilla roll-ups, Zesty Fish Dish, and Roasted Salsa Meatloaf. I haven’t tried these yet but I so want to!

But the Chipotle Corn Salsa was a hit at my Christmas potluck!

Pressure Cooker Southwest Lentil Soup with Bacon

Pressure Cooker Southwest Lentil Soup with Bacon

To give my lentil soup that little bit of southwestern flare I love I used Mrs. Renfro’s Roasted Salsa. I wanted it to have a smokiness to it — this worked beautifully. It really adds a richness and depth to the flavor profile. LOVE!

I use bacon in this recipe but any kind of smoked sausage works really well too.lentil soup bowl

You’ll love this easy lentil soup recipe. The pressure cooker makes it SO simple and QUICK!

I suggest topping it with shredded cheese. YUM!

Pressure Cooker Southwest Lentil Soup with Bacon
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Pressure Cooker Southwest Lentil Soup with Bacon

A quick, hearty soup made easy in an electric pressure cooker. Yummy salsa gives this recipe a nice southwestern spin!

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 4 ribs celery diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup baby carrots diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1 lb lentils rinsed and drained
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 16 oz Mrs. Renfro's Roasted Salsa

Instructions

  1. Set pressure cooker to the saute function and let preheat.  

  2. Saute bacon, onions, carrots, garlic, celery, and spices, for 7-10 minutes, or until onions are translucent and veggies are soft.

  3. Add in all remaining ingredients and stir to combine. 

  4. Lock lid and set to high pressure and make sure the steam release valve is sealed. It will take 13-15 minutes for it to reach pressure. 

    Once pressure is reached, cook for three minutes and then press the stop button. 

  5. Use the quick pressure release method to release the pressure. This can take 10-20 minutes.

  6. Add a touch of water or broth if you want to adjust soup consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley and serve with bread. Enjoy!

I think the recipe tastes even better the next day (if that’s possible). Plus it freezes really well! This lentil soup makes for a great protein packed, ready to go meal when frozen 😉

I like to freeze mine in large ice cube trays and then vacuum seal them with my FoodSaver. Similar to what I did with the sauce for my Apple Cider Smothered Stuffed Pork Chops 😉

Stock your freezer today — and stay cozy and warm with this amazing lentil soup recipe!!

Want more delicious dinner ideas?? Head over to Mrs. Renfro’s website for some yummy ideas 🙂

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  1. Edna Williams says:

    I love lentils! This looks delicious! I really can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Home Jobs By Mom says:

      If you love lentils, you will definitely love this recipe. It’s hearty and delicious comfort food for these cold winter days.

  2. This looks delicious! Hubby would love this as a leftover for meals.

    • Home Jobs By Mom says:

      Leftovers for meals are great, aren’t they? This does make a good meal to send in a thermos for a hot lunch the next day.

  3. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This looks delicious. Perfect comfort food for winter!

  4. I love a good lentil soup. I like that this recipe calls for using my pressure cooker and bacon. I’ve never had bacon in lentil soup, so I am excited to try.

  5. This Lentil soup looks delicious! I’ve been wanting to get a pressure cooker recently.

  6. Santa did not bring me an Instant Pot like I asked for. This would be a great recipe to use with it.

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