Slow-Cooked Sausage & Lentil Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups lentils, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach, washed and drained
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 TBS low-sodium tomato paste
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • ½ lb light, low-sodium precooked smoke turkey sausage or kielbasa, cut into ¼ in pieces, skin removed

Recipe

  • In a 3 quart slow-cooker, place all ingredients and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 7 hours.  Remove the bay leaf prior to serving.

Yields 6 servings

Furtado, Margaret M., and Lynette Schultz.  “Healthy Living Cookbooks: Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery. Beverly: Fair Winds Press, 2006
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