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Lentil Stew with Kale and Sausage

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Finally, the first day of Spring has arrived.

However,  lovely springtime weather is nowhere in sight.

I don’t want to complain.

But.

We are still dealing with 20-30 degrees, windchill and flurries here.

I am sure Spring is just around the corner, it has to be right?

In the meantime I am still cooking hearty warming foods.

If I was trying to cook seasonally.

That season could be winter.

Perhaps next week will be welcoming for pea shoots, asparagus, fiddle heads, artichokes……

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Lentil Stew with Kale and Sausage

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 16oz package dried lentils
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 sausage links
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 4 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups fresh kale, chopped bite size
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, or 4-5 ripe fresh tomatoes diced
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Wash and sort through lentils, add to medium stockpot with water (no salt at this point).
  • Bring to boil then reduce to simmer with lid slightly ajar for 20-25 mins, or until al dente.
  • Add sausage (if using) to skillet with a little olive oil and cook turning occasionally until cooked through and nicely browned. Chop into bite size pieces and set aside.
  • In the meantime add olive oil to large stockpot, heat to medium.
  • Add onion, carrots, celery, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook until tender, approx 4-5 mins.
  • Add kale, stir and continue to cook 2 minutes more.
  • Add tomatoes and stock.
  • Bring to boil, then reduce and simmer for 10 minutes or until lentils are ready.
  • Add cooked lentils, and sausage if using (I add to bowls of the meat eaters here) and simmer 5 minutes more.
  • Taste for seasoning, add more salt or pepper if needed.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
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