Lentejas a la Charra

Lentejas a la Charra by Lili Garcia

Videography and Production by Eva Garcia

Lili Garcia is a stay-at-home mom to her three kids and has looked at the bright side of quarantining: she gets to spend more time with them, especially her daughter who is doing her college work at home. She enjoys cooking all different kinds of food, which is why a few years ago, she took chef classes to learn more of International cuisine as well as baking and pastry.


• 1 pound of uncooked lentils

• 3 tomatoes

• 1 onion

• 3 serrano peppers (or your preference)

• Half a bunch of cilantro

• 5 strips of bacon

• 2 tablespoons of Knorr Caldo de Pollo

• 1 whole garlic

• 1 dash of cumin

• 1 dash of pepper


Thoroughly rinse your tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro.

After rinsing them, thoroughly rinse your lentils as well.

In a large pot, fill it up halfway with water and put it boil.

Add your garlic, Knorr, pepper and cumin to the water.

Once the water has started boiling, toss in your lentils.

Dice your tomatoes, onion, serrano peppers and cilantro.

Chop your bacon in small pieces.

In a separate pan, sauté your vegetables (except your cilantro) and bacon.

Let your lentils cook for about 20 minutes or until they are tender.

Add your sautéed vegetables to the pot of lentils and stir.

Add your chopped up cilantro towards the end.

Let it cook for about 5 more minutes and then it is ready to serve!

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