Sausage, Kale and Lentil Stew
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 4 to 6 servings
A bowl of this hearty sausage, kale and lentil stew in a tomato-based broth will warm you to the core while filling you up and bring loads of nutrients to the table.
  • 1 lb. bulk mild Italian sausage
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks (with leafy tops), thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups bone broth or chicken stock
  • 2 cups dried lentils
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 (26.46-oz.) box Pomì strained tomatoes
  • 5 cups loosely packed baby kale leaves
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, cook sausage over medium-high heat until the meat crumbles and begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion, celery and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add stock, lentils, red pepper flakes and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce to a rapid simmer, partially cover, and cook until lentils are tender, 30-35 minutes.
  3. Add kale and simmer, uncovered, until tender, 2-3 minutes, Stir in vinegar and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
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