Sausage & lentil one-pot

Sausage & lentil one-pot

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Pack of sausages in the fridge? Try them in this rich stew - it's made in just one pot, so you'll save on washing up too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
556
protein
28g
carbs
45g
fat
29g
saturates
9g
fibre
8g
sugar
8g
salt
2.42g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g pack sausages
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 250g lentils (we used puy lentils)
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 125ml red wine or extra stock

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Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan, cook the sausages until browned, then remove. Tip in remaining oil, onion, garlic and pepper, then cook, about 5 mins more until softened. Add lentils and sausages to the pan with the stock and wine, if using.
  2. Bring up to the boil, then simmer for 20 mins until lentils have softened and sausages are cooked through. Serve with plenty of crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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freckles86's picture
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Have just made this - looks absolutely nothing like the picture (brown sludge rather than rich deep red gorgeousness!) but tastes lovely. I've never cooked with lentils before so was apprehensive but they're very tasty.
As others did, I doubled the amount of stock and increased the wine by a smidge (didn't measure it). I did also add a splash of Balsamic vinegar and a small bunch of Thyme. I used red onions rather that white (just because) and gave it a good grind of salt and pepper.
I also did this in the slow cooker on low for just 3 hours. If anything the lentils are over done but still tasty! =)

*edit* Just realised what it reminds me of - re-fried beans! (the appearance that is)

purrfex's picture

Made this with red lentils and quorn sausages, instead of red wine used balsamic vinegar, everyone loved it, and half the calories when using quorn sausages

Upfoodie's picture
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Nice tasty recipe. No seasoning? - I added black pepper. Also, was a little dry 5 minutes before end so added a little more wine and stock. Didn't look as appetising as picture. Perhaps because I used yellow onions instead of red. Still a tasty meal. I guess it depends on quality of sausages. I used Sainsburys deli Cumberlands. Complimented it with Champ.

cdjones's picture
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We love this - it's a regular mid-week meal. We use tinned green lentils, and cooks in the time given in recipe. Very tasty!

donnab1981's picture
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Really enjoyed this but definitely needs double the stock and double the cooking time. If you're after something quicker I'd recommend using tinned lentils as others have suggested. Only change I made was to use a splash of balsamic instead of the wine

jacquimcintosh's picture

Just made this for the first time - was a little dubious considering so many people didn't like it - but I thought it was great! used puy lentils from a packet that only needs heated up ;)

alybeee's picture
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Cannot understand the negative comments. This is a cracking recipe. If using green lentils then it will take longer and require extra fluid.

wanabewired's picture
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I made this with Cumberland sausages and split red lentils. I used chicken stock instead of veg and added a good whack of salt and pepper. 10/10 bloke food.

mamma mia's picture

This receipe is wrong in so many ways: The sausages must be herby/flavoursome sausages; tinned tomatoes are needed; herbs ie rosemary or oregano are best; more stock plus longer cooking time; poor effort Good Food Mag :-(

maxsims's picture

Ghastly!
The lentils were not cooked after 20 minutes and even after 40 they were still a bit tough but had absorbed all the moisture in the pan. the flavours didn't seem particularly exciting together either. What a rubbish recipe! :(

Lennybell's picture
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Started off trying to make this meal as per the recipe but found I had to change so much the end product was quite different! Used port instead of wine and added a lot more stock than stated. Also used some chopped tomatoes chillies. What I made was lovely but can't rate this specific recipe too high as it was used more as inspiration.

giddygate's picture
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easy recipe.I boiled the lentils first whist I was getting the other ingredients ready and added 250 ml wine,red and green peppers and tinned tomatoes with a little fresh thyme.delicious!

luvlybubbly's picture

Horrible!!! Took twice the time stated and the lentils still weren't cooked.

yelreveb's picture

I did not like this meal at all ,nor did my partner ,I didn't have puy lentils just green lentils and I did put in a little chilli flakes and red wine ,and I found it truly awful . I have prided myself on my partner saying I have not made a bad meal yet but alas no more ..

SamanthaHolloway1's picture
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This was yummy. I made it with Tesco Finest Pork sausages. I griddled the sausages first as didn't like the idea of all the fat by cooking them in an ordinary pan! Also used Merchant Gourmet Puy Lentils which only need adding near the end of cooking. I too had to add more stock than stated on the recipe.

CookingCopper's picture

Another great recipe on the BBC Good Food website. I cooked this today. The flavours and texture are wonderful. I added a tin of chopped tomatoes and doubled the volume of vegetable stock (may've needed the extra liquid due to the type of lentils that I used). I will definitely be cooking this again.

gordonsfan's picture

I also used red lentils it was lovely I would make this again!

gordonsfan's picture

I`ve added some sliced brown mushrooms, tomato puree and fresh thyme. I also added 600ml chicken stock and 150ml red wine, tipped it into a casserole dish and am cooking it for 45 minutes. it smells wonderful, I will serve it with mash when it is ready. I will post how it tastes later.

didichick's picture

When used with much more stock and wine this recipe is gorgeous! Real comfort food. I use about four times more stock than stated in the recipe. I use organic tinned green or puy lentils from Epicure or Biona. Tried it with Tesco ones before and they were horrible. This is cheap and easy delicious comfort food. Just change the measurements.

Matty123's picture

I don't rate this meal. I wish I'd read the comments first! I used common sense and added more stock, wine, threw in some thyme and tomato purée. The taste was nice but the lentils, even after 40 minutes, were still hard. Won't make again.

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