Wednesday, October 6, 2010

L is For... Lollipop... and Lentils

A picture to make you say 'awwww' and then a lovely lentil stew to pop into your mouth, how's that?

L is for... LOLLIPOP:

And L is also for...

Lentil Stew with Smoked Sausage and Cabbage
(once again, I failed to take a picture)
2 T. olive oil
1 bag lentils
1 onion, diced
1/2 head cabbage, shredded
1 cup shredded carrots
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 smoked sausages, sliced
1 can Rotel (heat level as you prefer)
4 cups beef or chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1 t. thyme
1 t. chipotle Cholula
1/2 t. red pepper flakes (if you want more heat)

Heat oil over medium heat.  Saute onion, garlic, carrots and cabbage until tender.  Add lentils, smoked sausage and tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.  Add broth, bay leaves, thyme, Cholula and red pepper flakes and bring to boil.   Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about a half hour, or until lentils are tender (watch as the time gets close - depending on the type of lentil being used, this can quickly turn to mush before you know it.)

Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt if desired and sop up with flat bread or tortillas.
Gooood food on a cold rainy night.

Serves 4-6 depending on appetite.
This is good over grains the next day.

(this entry for ABC Wednesday)

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