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

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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cat_w_83's picture

This is one of my fail-safe dinners. It always goes down a treat with friends and family alike and is a bit different but very hearty and fillling especially at the end of a cold, rainy day.

eleanormayo's picture
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I used this recipe as inspiration for some leftover cooked puy lentils and caramelised red onions that I already had. It was very yummy - I sauted celery, garlic, rosemary and thyme before adding the red pepper & added the red onions before popping the sausages back in and with the red wine and stock & only added the lentils at the end. Scrummy!

mattgf's picture
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I added some tomato puree and oregano to this, and it was delicious.

limefruitgum's picture
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For those who are slating it - I bet it is down to your lentils, you're probably leaving them in too long. Try it with a good quality tin of lentils and see how it goes.

Lentils are not the prettiest looking ingredient, so it's going to look sludgy if you're not careful. I added some passata to mine as well and it gives it a delicious tang, which complimented the pepper and sausages.

limefruitgum's picture
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delicious - made it with carrots, garlic and red pepper and it was handy for lunchtime in work the next day. would make again.

Lovely72's picture
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Easy recipe and very tasty. Added some worcestershire sauce to give it a bit of a kick. Agreed that not the prettiest looking dish but served with mash its great comfort food. Will be making again.

vrog's picture
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A big disappointment. Although the taste was ok, the colour was an awful greyish brown. This may have been because I used ordinary (orange) lentils, but even extra red wine did not improve it. Will stick to my usual sausage hotpot recipe with onion, red pepper, passata and beans in future.

watchstrap's picture

Enjoyed by everyone in our house, adults and children alike. Would definitely make again but will either cook the lentils for a little longer or use a carton of ready cooked lentils instead. I used a regular, white onion but will try a red onion next time for a change. Lovely oniony, garlicky taste to the lentils.

onlinecarter's picture

I had friends over and everyone of my guests absolutely loved this meal. I have made this a couple of times and it has always gone down really well. i serve mine with Savoy Cabbage and creamy mash.

hayleyjj's picture
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This recipe is great! I've made it many times now, with wine & with extra stock and both are great. I use dry red lentils and they cook great!

chatch's picture
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Worst recipe I have ever tried from Good Food. I'm at a loss as to why it's got so many generous ratings.

huffwc's picture
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This is especially good if you use Toulouse sausages and, as stated above, it does need a bit more cooking liquid.

annettesgray's picture
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Having read comments we made sure we added extra stock and wine and cooked for longer than recommended. Turned out really well, and was great with mash. It didn't look pretty, but tasted fab. Will definately have again.

sozzer99's picture
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This was really nice, anything with red wine and sausages put together is a winner.

fran_k_uk's picture
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Made this last night and it went down a treat!

theconnerys's picture
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Yum! Really delicious. Used tinned puy lentils so cooking time was spot on. So quick and easy definitely one to make again.

spicy69's picture
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Before I say anything, I want to say that I use this site on a regular basis and I've had remarkable success with every recipe on the site. I always cook for myself and my girlfriend and very rarely do we eat takeaway. However after cooking 'this' I was left with no alternative. What I was eventually left with was what I can descibe as a non descript bowl of brown sludge which had a close resemblence to cat sick.
Do not try this.

overseasophie's picture
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Lentils definitely need longer....this is the first time I've done puy lentils and they were a little on the hard side!

cook284's picture
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I enjoyed this meal and it's a good healthier alternative to sausage and mash. It's not necessarily on my "definitely do again" list though.

colinp's picture
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Tasty, best with a dollop of mustard mixed-in for a little extra kick :)

Anyone trying this recipe should note that the cooking time and liquid quantities are way out for Puy lentils, or other whole lentils for that matter. I wouldn't do this recipe with split lentils, however, as then you'd just get a mush.

Next time, I plan to cook the lentils first/separately and only add them for the last 5 minutes. I'm hoping that'll keep the sauce clearer as it is in the picture for this recipe.

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