Lentil and sausage stew

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    Who can resist a hearty lentil stew on a cold day?


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 10 

    • 1kg brown or green lentils
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 medium onions, minced
    • oil for frying
    • 500g smoked bacon, diced
    • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
    • 1 stalk leek, thinly sliced
    • 1 garlic, minced
    • 2 carrots
    • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 3 Spanish chorizo sausages, sliced
    • 125ml red wine
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 2 bay leaves
    • pepper

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:10hr soaking  ›  Ready in:11hr 

    1. Leave the lentils to soak overnight in a large pot full of water. The next day change the water, add salt and bring to the boil over high heat. Drain the lentils and set to one side.
    2. Fry onion in a large pot with a little oil till translucent. Add the bacon and fry till browned.
    3. Add celery, leek, garlic, carrots and potatoes.
    4. Add sausages and wine, tomatoes, bay leaves and lentils.
    5. Cover and cook till the potatoes and lentils are soft, about 20 minutes. Check if there is enough liquid about halfway through cooking and add a little water if necessary. Remove bay leaves, season with pepper, no more salt, as the bacon and sausage will likely make the stew salty enough.

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