It must be the lingering chilly weather that has me in a stew mood. Nothing like a hot bowl of stew and a piece of bread to warm you up. I loved this stew. I'm a big fan of lentils and kale, Jon's a huge fan of kielbasa, and the kids love carrots. A little something for everyone.
Tomato, Lentil, and Sausage Stew
2 or more quarts of chicken broth (depending on how thick you want it and how much liquid the lentils absorb.
4 medium carrots, sliced
1 medium onion, diced
1- 1 1/2 cups of dried lentils, depending on how much you like them
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 can (6oz) tomato paste
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 pound kielbasa, sliced
kale, as much as you like, washed and sliced
In a large soup pot, brown the kielbasa in a tablespoon or two of olive oil. Once the kielbasa is browned on all sides, remove it from the pan and set aside for later. Add another tablespoon or two of olive oil and add the onions and carrots. Saute until the onions are translucent. Add chicken broth, lentils and brown sugar to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Stir in tomato paste, vinegar, kielbasa, and kale. Simmer for another 10 minutes to let the kale cook. Season with salt and pepper.
Serves: a whole lot! Share this with a friend or neighbor if your family doesn't like leftovers.
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