CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Spicy Lentils with Turkey SausageIf you’re looking for a delicious, nutritious, quick-cooking and budget-conscious meal, give lentils a try.
By: Herald Staff Reports,
If you’re looking for a delicious, nutritious, quick-cooking and budget-conscious meal, give lentils a try.
Spicy Lentils with Turkey Sausage
½ medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 leeks, trimmed and chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 cup brown lentils
3½ to 4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable stock
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
½ teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
Spray Dutch oven with nonstick spray coating. Heat pan over medium high heat. Add chopped vegetables. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are tender. Stir in lentils, 3½ cups stock and seasonings. Cover. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low and cook until lentils are just tender. Stir in sausage. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until lentils are tender. Remove bay leaf.
Yield: Serves 6.
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