Slow-cooked Sausage & Lentil Stew

Using a slow-cooker is brilliant for those days when you know you will be late home and will just want to sit down and eat dinner with minimal fuss. You do have to be organised though and prepare it before you leave in the morning, but there is nothing more satisfying than spending your day knowing how organised you are. It makes you feel like you are winning at life. It requires very minimal effort to prepare it, so shouldn’t take too much time out of your morning. My slow-cooker is a multi-cooker so I can fry off the meat and anything else that needs it first in the same pan and then just change the settings. If you don’t have this facility then just start it off on the stove then transfer it to the slow-cooker dish. You can easily make this recipe without a slow-cooker. Simply follow the same steps on the stove and once everything is added cover the pan and leave to simmer for 30 mins before serving. You can easily double up the ingredients and freeze any leftovers, making it a truly versatile recipe.

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Slow-cooked Sausage & Lentil Stew
Sausage and lentil stew in the slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6-8 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6-8 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Sausage and lentil stew in the slow cooker
Instructions
to prepare:
  1. Peel and slice the onion in to thin wedges, crush the garlic and add to the slow-cooker dish with the olive oil.
  2. Cut the sausages in to quarters and add to the dish.
  3. Set the slow-cooker to fry and stir occasionally for 5-6 mins.
  4. Peel and dice the carrot, parsnip and sweet potato.
  5. Make up the stock and weigh out the lentils.
  6. Once the onions are softened turn the fry setting off.
To cook:
  1. Add the vegetables, thyme, lentils and stock to the slow cooker, stir and replace the lid. Check that everything is sealed.
  2. Set the slow-cooker to stew or low for 6 hours and walk away.
  3. Once ready check that everything is piping hot and serve.
Recipe Notes

If you make this, let me know how it goes and share your photos.  I’d also love to hear how you adapt it to suit yourself.



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