Lincolnshire sausage & lentil simmer

Lincolnshire sausage & lentil simmer

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Cooking time

Takes 40 minutes, plus 45 minutes simmering

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
640
protein
39g
carbs
37g
fat
37g
saturates
13g
fibre
6g
sugar
0g
salt
4.24g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 130g packet cubed pancetta or dried bacon
  • 2 packets Lincolnshire pork, or other good sausages
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped into small pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 300g Puy lentils
  • 850ml/1½pts hot chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped flatleaf parsley
  • green winter salad with a mustardy dressing, to serve

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2003

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

horrell's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Oops, forgot to rate this recipe!!

didge1961's picture
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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
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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!

aimzhigher's picture
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Fab recipe! My husband loved it, even took the left overs to work with him 2 days in a row! I just used red split lentils and it was fine! Great taste!

platypuss's picture

Just had this tonight - very nice indeed

adamj1984's picture
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Simple and tasty

kristiluus's picture
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Great dish! I've made it a couple of times already. As i live in France i use Toulouse sausages and i add some celery as well with the carrots and onions. I leave out the rosemary though as we are not too keen on it.

joanna1972's picture
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This was absolutely delicious! I used Sicilian sausages and green lentils as that's what we had and served with mash potato as we unexpectedly had an extra mouth to feed!

jo_ryan's picture
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forgot to rate (also forgot to mention, added readt cooked lentils from M&S, cut the cooking time in half)

jo_ryan's picture
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I made this tonight and it was lurvely!! I used celery with the onions and carrots, beef instead of chicken stock, balsamic instead of white wine vinegar and a mix of sausages, pork and leek and also chorizo flavoured pork sausages. Had no tins of tomatoes so threw in some fresh, had no fresh rosemary so used dried. For all my tweaks, the result was amazing and I this served with boulangere potatoes, went down a treat, will defo repeat this over the next few months. Try it with sticky pear and ginger cake for dessert...yum!!

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