Lentils With Sausage And Silverbeet Recipe

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  • 8 ounce sweet Italian turkey sausage (abt 2 links) casings removed, and sausage finely crumbled
  • 1/2 c. minced peeled carrot
  • 1/2 c. minced onion
  • 2 x garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 1/3 c. dry lentils
  • 1 x bay leaf
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 1/2 c. water or possibly more if needed
  • 1 lb Silverbeet - (abt 1 lg bunch) thick ribs and stems cut away and discarded, leaves coars minced Salt to taste Freshly-grnd black pepper to taste


  1. Saute/fry sausage in large deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat till cooked through, about 6 min. Drain any excess fat from skillet.
  2. Add in carrot, onion and garlic to skillet; saute/fry till vegetables begin to soften, about 5 min. Stir in lentils, bay leaf, fennel seeds and rosemary.
  3. Add in 2 1/2 c. water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer till lentils are almost tender, about 20 min.
  4. Place Silverbeet atop lentils; cover and cook till lentils are tender and silverbeet is wilted and tender, adding more water if mix is dry, about 7 min. Stir to blend. Season with salt and pepper. Throw away bay leaf.
  5. This recipe yields 2 main-course servings.
  6. Comments: This satisfying entree goes well with a mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes and a balsamic vinaigrette. It would also be nice alongside sea bass.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 608g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 755  
Calories from Fat 202 27%
Total Fat 22.4g 28%
Saturated Fat 4.68g 19%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 181mg 60%
Sodium 706mg 29%
Potassium 1669mg 48%
Total Carbs 88.03g 23%
Dietary Fiber 41.7g 139%
Sugars 5.5g 4%
Protein 51.68g 83%
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