Lincolnshire sausage & lentil simmer

Lincolnshire sausage & lentil simmer

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(74 ratings)

Takes 40 minutes, plus 45 minutes simmering

Easy

Serves 6
A one-pot hearty stew to share with friends and family - you can make ahead and freeze it if you prefer

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal640
  • fat37g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein39g
  • salt4.24g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 130g packet cubed pancetta or dried bacon
    Pancetta

    Pancetta

    pan-chet-ah

    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • 2 packets Lincolnshire pork, or other good sausages
    Pork

    Pork

    paw-k

    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 large carrot, chopped into small pieces
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
    Rosemary

    Rosemary

    rose-mar-ee

    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 300g Puy lentils
    Lentils

    Lentils

    len-til

    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • 850ml/1½pts hot chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 tbsp chopped flatleaf parsley
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • green winter salad with a mustardy dressing, to serve

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large casserole or very large sauté pan with a lid. Add the pancetta and sausages and sizzle for 10 minutes, turning the sausages occasionally until nicely browned and sticky. Scoop the sausages out on to a plate.

  2. Add the onions, carrot and garlic to the pancetta and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions soften. Return the sausages to the pan and add the rosemary, lentils, stock, vinegar and tomatoes, then season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer rapidly for 5 minutes, then lower the heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring every so often until the lentils are tender. (It can now be chilled and frozen for up to 1 month.) Check the seasoning, scatter over the parsley and serve from the pan with a winter leaf salad.

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Comments (80)

vickymac's picture
5

Delicious and really easy! However I used a punnet of baby plum tomatoes and a table spoon of tomato purée instead of the tinned and left it cooking in the oven on a low heat for a couple of hours.

fishfood71's picture
5

Had forgotten how delicious this combo could be. Definitely a winner.

lseastwood's picture
4

Very tasty - hearty winter food. Even fussy stew-hating he and wolfed it down. Only change I made was dried rosemary as I had none fresh

runninggeorgina's picture
5

Lovely with or without the sausages

peegee123's picture

Followed the receipe absolutely scrummy 10/10

annaplace's picture
5

This is a fantastic recipe, a firm favourite.

lyndseymac's picture
5

Delicious! Added a glug of red wine and a little extra hot water near the end (the lentils seemed to be thirsty) and it tasted great. A real rib warmer! I halved the recipe and used 6 good quality pork sausages. Was enough for 2 very generous and filling portions.

sophiewilesmith's picture
5

Yummy recipe - Used smoked ham instead of pancetta as its all i had, then red wine and celery. Delicious. Finished every last bit!

neepur's picture
5

Did not use bacon, used chorizo instead. Was very simple to make and delicious.

horrell's picture
5

Dead simple and very, very tasty.

peeriebreeks's picture

I used Toulouse sausages, smoked bacon instead of the pancetta and a mixture of Puy and green lentils....absolutely delicious! One of the tastiest meals I've had in ages.

frommtl's picture
5

I'm sorry now I didn't make more... It's all gone! Even my two year old twins loved it!

edgent's picture

Really tasty, really easy and I especially like only having one pan to wash up.

It's really good with a couple of tablespoons of wholegrain mustard mixed through when it's cooked as an addition.

pollyclover's picture
5

Really good and easy to make. Made a half portion for 2 of us and really wished I'd made the full amount. Left out pancetta as I didn't have it, added a splash of wine, used fresh toms instead of tinned and a tin or green lentils rather than the puy lentils - turned out lovely!

caitlinn's picture
5

I use the base recipe, but modify it with Sicilian sausages (fennel), and use oregano and basil as my herbs. Tend to up the garlic as well.

Turns out fab every time.

didge1961's picture
5

Oops, forgot to rate this recipe!!

didge1961's picture
5

Have made this dish loads of times and it is always delicious. I will try green lentils in future, like other people have suggested, as I find it difficult to get puy lentils. I usually use good quality pork sausage insteak of Lincolnshire.

higginsn's picture
5

Really enjoyed this - packed full of flavour. I could only find ready to eat puy lentils so added these for the last 20 minutes.

kate1991's picture

Lovely, simple supper and alternative way to eat sausages! lentils were delicious!

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