smoky bbq baked lentils with bacon
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Smoky BBQ Baked Lentils with Bacon

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 8 people


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 pound cooked bacon crumbled


  • Preheat your oven or indirect grill (I made these on my CampChef Pellet Grill) to 350 degrees.
  • In a 12 inch cast iron pan, heat the tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onions until just translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Stir in the lentils and chicken stock and simmer for 15 minutes. There will still be liquid remaining and the lentils will be slightly crunchy,
  • Stir the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and spices into the lentils. Transfer the skillet to the grill or oven and cook for an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • When the liquid is absorbed and the lentils are soft, stir in the crumbled bacon and serve.