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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suzieq1601's picture
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Was given this recipe by a friend a few years ago, and have been making it ever since - was surprised to stumble across it here!! A firm favourite with all the family, and I do love it served with mash, though it's very filling. We halve the recipe for 2 adults and 2 children.

eleanormayo's picture
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I remember doing this recipe years ago & have just rediscovered it - an excellent winter warmer. I was scaling it down so instead of using tinned toms, I just put in 2 diced fresh tomatoes.

rebeccasophia5's picture
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Really enjoyed this dish, deglazed the pan and added celery like the comments suggested above. Great winter warmer!

heatherbelle's picture
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This is a favourite in our house. It stands up to any number of changes - I frequently make it without the pancetta or bacon, and have used chorizo, and I like to add celery. It works every time.

teablossom's picture
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Absolutely delicious! Will definitely be making this again!

deekay78's picture
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I changed this by adding chicken thighs instead of sausages and added a drop of white wine to deglaze the pan, was very nice and will make it again.

mariemunro's picture
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I changed it slightly by adding celery instead of carrot and some red wine. Fantastic

lizzafezza's picture
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Delicious

grimsv31's picture
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Works every time - last time I cooked this, I used more celery and less carrot, and added some red wine and Worcestershire sauce to deepen the flavour. Really good with a stack of spinach on the side - wilted or raw.

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