Boiled Pork with Lentils

Swedish farmhouse cooking from “IKEA’s Kokebok”
(IKEA’s Cook Book) by Carl Butler published in 1979

Boiled Pork with Lentils

Pork is a fairly cheap kind of meat. So one should be sure to vary the cooking of it as much as possible. Here is a tasty way with lentils. Lentils is a nice and nutritious vegetable that works well with pork.

4-5 servings

700-800 g [1,5-1,75 lb] lightly salted pork in large pieces
500 g [1 lb] lentils
1 yellow onion
1-2 garlic cloves (optional)
1 teaspoon thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp pepper


[1] Soften the lentils in water for a few hours.

[2] Finely chop the onion. Peel the garlic and chop it as finely as possible.

[3] Put pork, lentils, chopped onion, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and pepper into a saucepan. Add enough water to covers the lenses.

[4] Boil the dish over low heat for 1 1/2 hour.

[5] Pick up the pork and cut it into thick slices. Check if the lentils need more salt. The pork may not have made them salt enough.

Served with or without boiled potatoes and of course mustard. And why not a cold beer!