Sausage and lentils

    25 min

    A simple dish with a distinct flavour that will leave you craving more. Lentils are cooked with sausage and cumin to make a fast and satisfying meal that is ready in under 30 minutes with minimal effort. Use any type of cooked sausage. I have used leftover thick pork sausages, Polish sausage and chorizo - all with lovely results.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 700ml water
    • 200g dried lentils
    • 85g chopped onion
    • 225g fully cooked thick sausage, sliced
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Combine water, lentils and onion in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil; cook for about 15 minutes. Add sliced sausage and season with cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer until lentils are tender, about 5 to 10 more minutes.

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    This turned out much better than I expected with a couple of tweaks. As written it seems it would be filling but a tad bland. I used a venison sausage, added some chili powder and garlic along with the cumin, and some tomato sauce as well. Definitely making this again with those adjustments!  -  16 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good! Something unique & different for a change! Very fast and easy to make! We used the Polish sausage, but I added a little more than what was called for, to even out more with the lentils!  -  10 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    For lentils this was actually pretty good! I never know what to do with the lentils I have in my pantry, and this was quite tasty, and QUICK! I used turkey polska keilbasa and served it with sauted paper-thin sliced carrots and onions. It took a lot of salt and pepper to make it palatable at first, but the end result was great, especially when I mixed in the extra vegetables. Looking forward to lunch tomorrow!  -  09 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)