Slow cooker lentil and sausage stew

    3 hours 15 min

    A hearty slow cooker meal that is simple to make and satisfying to eat, especially on a cold day! Add additional veggies if you like, such as peppers, peas or leeks. Top each bowl with some grated Parmesan and serve with warm, crusty bread, if desired.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 450g dried lentils
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes, drained
    • 1L beef stock
    • 600ml water
    • 1 carrot, chopped
    • 1 kg Polish sausage, cut into 1cm pieces
    • 1 stick celery, chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr15min 

    1. Rinse lentils, but do not soak. In a slow cooker, stir together the lentils, tomatoes, stock, water, carrot, sausage and celery.
    2. Cover, and cook on High for 3 hours, or Low for 6 to 7 hours. Stir well before serving.


    Find Polish sausages, like Kabanos, at the supermarket or a Polish deli. If you can't find any Polish sausage, use a good pork sausage or fresh Spanish chorizo.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. we used normal pork sauages, but would next time brown them first for some colour. we missed out the celery as i dont like it. we also used red lentils as that was all we had. turned out lovely.  -  28 Feb 2011


    First time I cooked this on the stove top and halved the lentils(which I think would have been too much) increased the stock and threw in a few diced potatoes .Was amazing ,the best thing i've cooked so far.Must add though that it did four of us as a main meal and that was not a huge bowl so where the 12 !! comes from I dont know ...children? Added chipolatas this time and done in the slow cooker ...amazingly....even better  -  19 Jan 2012


    Delicious! I won't be adding chorizo next time though because it was a bit spicey for the kids  -  23 Dec 2011