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Dan and Steph’s sausage and lentil simmer

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Craving winter comfort food? This sausage and lentil simmer is rich, flavourful and hearty.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time40 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 100g bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 rosemary sprigs, chopped
  • 6 beef sausages, cut in half
  • 200ml salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 x 400g cans lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • Sour cream, to serve
  • 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped

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  1. Step 1

    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon, onion, carrot, garlic and rosemary. Cook for 5-8 mins or until the onion softens and begins to brown.
  2. Step 2

    Add the sausage to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally and turning the sausage, for 10 mins or until sausage is cooked through. Add the stock and stir, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the tomato, lentils and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 mins or until sausage is cooked through.
  3. Step 3

    Divide the sausage mixture among serving bowls. Top with sour cream and sprinkle with parsley to serve.