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French-style sausages and lentils

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


• Oil and butter, for browning
• 200g pancetta or streaky bacon, chopped
• 8 pork sausages
• 1 onion, roughly chopped
• 2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
• 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, crushed
• 250g brown lentils
• 1 litre chicken stock
• 1 bouquet garni
• 1 tbsp (15ml) Dijon mustard
• Salt and milled pepper, to taste

Preparation method

  1. Brown bacon in a large saucepan.
  2. Add vegetables to the pot, and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add sausages, and cook for a few minutes to brown.
  4. Stir in lentils, chicken stock and bouquet garni.
  5. Stir in mustard.
  6. Cover and simmer over a gentle heat for about 30 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked. Check from time to and add more stock if necessary.
  7. Remove herbs, season to taste and serve.