Green Lentil Stew with Sausage and Vegetables a nutritious and delicious flavor packed one pot dinner. And it may even bring a year of good luck to all who eat it!
Course Main Course
Keyword filling soup, good luck food, lentil recipe, new years eve, new years eve food
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 45minutes
Author Tristin Rieken
1poundsmoked sausageabout 4 medium sausages
2 tablespoonsolive oil
¼teaspoonred pepper flakes
1cupgreen lentils'french' lentils
3cupslow sodium chicken stock
¼cupgreen peasfresh or frozen
¼cupcilantroor other fresh herbs
Slice sausages into rounds. In large saucepan over medium heat, brown sausage rounds in 1 tablespoon of oil until slightly crispy and nicely browned on both sides. Remove and set aside.
Meanwhile, slice onions and scallions into rounds. Separate scallion greens from the whites.
To sausage drippings in hot saucepan add remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Then sliced onions and scallion whites. Cook until softened and lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Meanwhile, rinse lentils and pick out any pebbles or other debris. Add lentils to the onion mixture. Increase heat to high and add chicken stock while stirring.
Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
Peel and slice carrots into rounds then add to lentil mixture with peas, salt and reserved sausage rounds. Return to simmer and cook until sausages are reheated and carrots are tender, about 15 minutes.
Season to taste with lemon juice, feta cheese, salt and pepper. Serve with fresh herbs, hot sauce, and crusty bread.