This wonderful cold-weather recipe fills you up. It really hits the spot when you want warm comfort food. The beer gives it a hearty flavor. The maple helps complement the bacon, onions, celery, and carrot base.
Place a large pot over medium-high heat; cook the bacon in the pot until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the onion and garlic; continue to cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the celery and carrot; cook another 2 minutes.
Pour the beef stock and beer into the pot; bring to a boil. Stir in the lentils, syrup, nutmeg, caraway seed, and celery salt; cover and cook for 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Per Serving: 365 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 46.1g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 15.2mg; sodium 533mg.