Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Food & Wine. I modified to use beef broth instead of water and turkey sausage instead of regular smoked sausage. I found it an easy and flavorful one-pot meal that fits into a diabetic meal plan. A serving is one cup.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 3/4-inch pieces
- 1 lb lentils (about 2 1/3 cups)
- 1 quart nonfat beef broth or 1 quart water
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 lb smoked turkey sausage, cut diagonally into 3/4-inch slices
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- In a large saucepan, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion, garlic, and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add the lentils, broth, salt, bay leaf, and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, partially covered, until the lentils are almost tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
- Stir in the smoked sausage and parsley. Cook until the lentils are just tender but not falling apart and the sausage is warm, about 10 minutes longer.
I swear I didn't eat half the pot. I was clearly framed. Don't mind that 'mmmmm', 'mmmmm', 'mmmmmm' noise. It's just my husband. His mouth is duct taped.