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Sausage one-pot

If you’re looking for something new to make with those sausages in the fridge, then try this. It’s great comfort food and a recipe which I’ve cooked and tweaked many times over the years. Only now am I happy to share it with you, so I hope you like it. The secret here is the onions. They’re cooked slowly on a low heat to bring out their sweetness. Combine with the pepper, leek and basil, and it’s packed full of sweet flavours.

Serves 2

  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 4 sausages
  • ½ pepper, red or yellow, finely sliced
  • 2 inch piece of leek, finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp tomato puree
  • 200ml stock, vegetable or chicken
  • 100ml rosé or red wine
  • 3 tbsp dried red lentils
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper

Pour a little olive oil into a large pan and place on a medium-low heat. Add the onions and gently fry for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 30 minutes turn the heat up high and fry the onions for a further 1-2 minutes. Keep them moving, so they don’t catch on the bottom. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Turn the heat down to medium-low again, and cook the sausages to give them some colour. Add the pepper, leek, garlic and tomato puree, followed by the stock and wine. Give everything a good stir, before adding the lentils. Make sure all the lentils are covered, so they soak up the stock. Bring to the boil, place a lid on your pan, reduce the heat and simmer for around 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes remove the lid and try one of the lentils. It should be soft, with a tiny bit of bite. Add the tomatoes and basil, and cook for a further minute or two. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with a little more basil as a garnish. This is quite filling, but so good with some bread for mopping up the sauce.

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  1. I nearly burnt my fingers trying to arrange this for some photos – went to grab the camera and realised my girlfriend Laura has it! grrr! Next time there’ll be photos!

  2. This looks like my kind of recipe. Yum! Going to try it out on some mates next week…

  3. Hey Mel, Yes, please do! It looked really nice, especially with half red and yellow peppers. Let me know how you get on!


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