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Lentil & Sausage Stew

A hearty, warming stew made with Italian sausage and green lentils, but your local butcher's sausages would do just fine.

It's winter! This is a traditional hearty Italian stew made with sausage and lentils. If you can get [proper] Italian sausage - so much the better, but if not - give it a go with your local butcher's sausage, or what you can get at the shops.





bay leaves





tinned green lentils

chicken stock (or whatever stock you have - or just water)


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  • Chop the onion and slice the garlic

  • Dice the aubergine

  • Cut the potatoes into chunky chunks

  • Heat some olive oil in the pan

  • Fry the sage and thyme leaves

  • Add the potatoes

  • Give them a stir and a minute or five to absorb the herbs

  • Add the onion and garlic

  • A good stir

  • Add the chopped sausage and bay leaves

  • Stir through and add some salt and pepper

  • Empty in the lentils - with their liquid

  • Give it all a good stir and cook for about 10 minutes

  • Add about 500ml stock and simmer for 40 minutes

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