Stewed Lentils and Chorizo Sausage

    1 hour

    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.

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    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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    Nice and easy recipe. I used some flavoured pork and some beef sausage (6 of each) chopped into thumb sized bits, then cooked as instructed. Had no celery so used 2 diced carrots and couple of large chopped spring onions. The result was not the recipe of course but a very flavoursome stew dish that everyone enjoyed. Ok its not a review of this recipe, but my point is, lentils take on flavours nicely so feel free to tweak the ingredients to what you have available. THanks for this!!  -  20 Apr 2017


    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)