Stewed Lentils and Chorizo Sausage

    Stewed Lentils and Chorizo Sausage


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    About this recipe: This is a delicious stew that is packed full of protein. Chorizo is simmered with garlic, celery, lentils and spices. Serve with thick wodges of crusty bread for a substantial meal.

    Makes: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 340g chorizo sausages, casing removed, roughly chopped
    • 5 sticks celery, sliced
    • 190g dried lentils
    • 750ml water
    • 1 teaspoon ground dried turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic and cook until it turns golden brown, about 45 seconds. Add the chorizo sausage; cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly and beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in celery and cook until the celery softens, about 4 minutes more.
    2. Pour off any excess fat from the chorizo, then add the lentils and water. Season with turmeric, curry powder and cumin. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 40 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
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    This is soo tasty x I didn't tweak it, only halved the ingredients for smaller size x lovely x x 👍🏼  -  25 Jun 2015


    This is so good and so simple to make. The smell is amazing when cooking. I made it as written and it was very good. Second time I added a 2 tablespoon of tomato paste and used chicken stock instead of water and it was even better!  -  11 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This stew is fabulous! The flavors are complimentary, and not overpowering. My local store did not have bulk chorizo, so I used a 1 lb. package of chorizo links, removed the casings, browned and sliced 'em. I may actually use 1.5 lbs. next time, just to have a little more meat. I also used chicken broth instead of water, which made the stew almost too salty, so reduced sodium broth is probably the way to go. My BF was a little turned off by the lentils, so I may even try a different bean next time, just to change it up a little (an 8 or 16 bean blend would probably be nice). All in all, a fantastic recipe that will definitely be at the top of my soup list. UPDATE: I made this again, doubled the chorizo, and used a 13 bean blend in place of just lentils. Love it, love it, love it!  -  24 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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