Slow Cooker Sunday: Sausage and Puy Lentil Stew

by mediocremum on 17/02/2013

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Slow Cooker Sunday: Sausage and Puy Lentil Stew
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This recipe originally came from Sara Lewis, but she called for Venison Sausages and Cranberries.  I only had pork sausages and don't really like fruit of any description  (e.g apricots, raisins, apple) in my dinner so I just omitted them.  The picture doesn't do it justice but I can't stress enough how amazingly good it was.
Recipe type: Pork
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Serves: 4
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 6-8 good quality pork sausages (we get ours from the local butcher)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, mince (I buy frozen portions of garlic)
  • 2 TBSP plain flour
  • 900ml chicken stock
  • 3 TBSP light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP tomato puree
  • 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 200g puy lentils
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper
  1. Place the lentils and bay leaf in the bottom of the slow cooker
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the sausages on all sides.  No need to cook through as they will be in the slow cooker for 6 hours.  Set aside.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the frying pan and saute for approx 3 minutes until they soften.  Sprinkle over the flour and mix well for about a minute.  Gradually add the stock, then stir in the sugar, tomato puree, vinegar and season with a bit of salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  4. Pour the mixture over the lentils and place the sausages on top.  Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.  Don't forget to remove the bay leaves and serve with crusty bread.

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1 Aly February 17, 2013 at 8:19 am

I’m linking up later with spinach and macaroni cheese.Just waiting for it to get loghter so I can a decent photo


2 mediocremum February 17, 2013 at 10:54 am

The suspense is killing me!


3 The Foodie Blog February 17, 2013 at 10:39 am

And now I am hankering a sausage sandwich! Thanks for hosting this missus – I’ve been meaning to link up for a while now and finally have got my arse into gear!
*lifts shades* Tis I ‘Saurus *nods knowingly*


4 mediocremum February 17, 2013 at 10:55 am

It did take me a minute to work out it was the Legendary ‘Saurus’. Thanks for joining in. :-)


5 jenny Paulin February 18, 2013 at 9:04 am

i have never tried puy lentils yet i see them everywhere. i really should because your recipe does look delicious x


6 mediocremum February 18, 2013 at 10:36 am

It was really nice, I found the Puy Lentils in a box in Morrisons, took me awhile though.


7 Clodagh December 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm

This is so good. Thank you so much, I loved it. I slow cooked it in a range for about 6 hours. The only tweaks were that I added passata because I love tomatoes and I diced up a carrot. We had leftovers with garlic bread and was even better. Great recipe. Well done!


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