I don't want to hear it. Nope, shhh, don't speak. I swear to god, if you start with "Oh look at Siri making something healthy FINALLY, how cute, she's embracing Paula Deen's new lifestyle..." I will go ballistic on you. Because come on, I'm like super mega health-conscious like, the majority of the time with the exception of the REAL majority of the time when I'm not. Ok.
Rubbish aside, this was delicious. Very hearty and comforting. Good for your soul and your waistline. You're welcome.
Lentil and Sausage Stew
2 T olive oil
1 pkg turkey sausage
3 carrots, chopped
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. lentils
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper
6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
6 cups chopped kale
Heat 1 T of the oil over medium-high heat in a large pot or dutch oven. Saute sausage for approx. 6 minutes per side, until golden and cooked through. Remove from pan, let cool and then slice. Set aside.
Pour out excess oil from pan, but do not clean - the drippings from the sausage add flavor! Return to stove, and heat remaining T of oil over medium heat. Add onions, carrots and garlic. Saute until soft, about 10 minutes.
Add sausage, lentils, seasonings and stock. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes. Then add chopped kale.
Stir in kale, bring to another boil, cover, reduce heat again, and let simmer for another 10 minutes.
Serve with Parmesan cheese or hot sauce. You might need to add more salt as well : )