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Monday, January 30, 2012

Lentil Stew with Smoked Sausage

Ingredients
·         1 1/2  tablespoons  olive oil
·         1  cup  chopped onion
·         3  garlic cloves, minced
·         5  cups  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
·         1  cup  dried lentils
·         1/2  cup  chopped carrot
·         2  bay leaves
·         1 1/2  cups  chopped baking potato
·         14 oz. turkey smoked sausage, cut into quarters
·         1  (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
·         1  teaspoon  dried basil
·         1/2  teaspoon  dried thyme
·         1/2  teaspoon  black pepper
·         3  tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley
Preparation
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add broth, lentils, carrot, and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Add potato and sausage; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until potato is tender. Stir in tomatoes, basil, thyme, and pepper; simmer 10 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Sprinkle with parsley.

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