Sausage & Root Vegetable Stovies
Stovies is a traditional Scottish dish. Typically it is made up of all the left over ingredients from a roast dinner, cooked in one pot and served like a stew. It would consist of fatty cuts of meat, onions, lard, potatoes and possibly the odd carrot for good measure. It is cooked over a low heat for a long time to ensure the meat is thoroughly cooked, and all the fat rendered down. It is generally not the most nutritious of meals but is very comforting and homely on a cold winters night. I got my inspiration for this recipe from the BBC Good Food website, which is slightly healthier and takes less time to cook. I’ve swapped normal potato for sweet potato as it is higher in important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, iron and calcium. The lentils have been added for an extra boost of protein and fibre. Just make sure you use good quality sausages that have a high meat content to help keep it nutritious and low in fat.