Sausage & Lentil Stew

This recipe features in these meal plans: Frugal Favourites, Hearty Favourites.

Sausages, red pepper and lentils in a tasty and filling stew.


  • 8 value sausages, cut into 1cm slices
  • 1 large onion (approx 210g), finely chopped
  • 400g of value tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 medium red pepper (155g), chopped
  • 180g of dried red lentils
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500ml vegetable stock, prepared according to the packet instructions
  • 1 tbsp plain white flour
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • Serves: 4
  • Course: Main Course
  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 45 mins
  • Price per person: £0.63
  • Store cupboard: Basic
  • Calories per serving: 599
  • 5-a-day per serving: 2.2
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  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a saucepan and cook the onion, garlic and red pepper for 4-5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and the pepper is tender.
  2. Stir in the flour and add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, lentils and stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes or until the lentils are cooked. Add a little water if the stew becomes dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Towards the end of the cooking time, heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry the sausage slices for 6-8 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Stir into the stew and serve immediately.

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