Lentil stew with turkey sausage (or not) and vegetables – 12/15/16

As usual this dish cane be made vegetarian or vegan by omitting the meat.

Lentil stew with turkey sausage

Lentil stew with turkey sausage

The weather here in Northern California has taken a (California) winter turn and a warm bowl of lentil stew is the perfect dinner for a chilly night. We made the whole pound of lentils so that we would have leftovers. I use the vegetables and sausage in two ways. First I dice up some for mirepoix and sauté that in some olive oil. By doing this the lentils get to cook in a flavorful base. After simmering the lentils for 30 minutes in water or a water/chicken stock broth, I add larger chunks of carrots, celery, and sausage and cook the stew a little longer until the veg is crisp cooked and the sausage is warmed through.

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