Lincolnshire sausage & lentil simmer

Lincolnshire sausage & lentil simmer

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(78 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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horrell
24th Jul, 2012
5.05
Dead simple and very, very tasty.
peeriebreeks
23rd Jul, 2012
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
17th Jul, 2012
5.05
I'm sorry now I didn't make more... It's all gone! Even my two year old twins loved it!
edgent
22nd Jun, 2012
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
19th Jun, 2012
5.05
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
6th Jun, 2012
5.05
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
24th Apr, 2012
5.05
Oops, forgot to rate this recipe!!
didge1961
24th Apr, 2012
5.05
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
20th Apr, 2012
5.05
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
15th Apr, 2012
Lovely, simple supper and alternative way to eat sausages! lentils were delicious!

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