Sausage and Red Lentil Casserole

//Sausage and Red Lentil Casserole
 This tastes delicious! Iā€™m actually surprised how good it tastes.  There is a lovely smokey bacon taste to it with a rich tomato flavour as well. I love all the hidden veggies in this as well.

I’ve made this in advance for tonight’s dinner as it will reheat well. It made quite a bit so I have placed the leftovers in the freezer for a quick reheatable dinner for another night. It thaws and reheats well.

 
Sausage and Red Lentil Casserole
A favourite in our house. the flavours are indescribable.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 sausages
  2. 1 large carrot, roughly chopped
  3. 1 large zucchini, roughly chopped
  4. 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  5. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  6. 1 leek, roughly chopped
  7. 6 slices short cut bacon, diced
  8. 10g olive oil
  9. 100g water
  10. 400g tinned tomatoes
  11. 1 or 2 large tablespoons vegetable stock paste, to taste
  12. 50g dried red lentils
  13. Cracked pepper
Instructions
  1. Place sausages in the large varoma bowl. Set aside for now.
  2. Place carrot and zucchini in the bowl. Blitz on speed 8 for 5 secs. Place into a bowl and set aside. You could use any vegetables you like at this stage.
  3. Place onions, leek and garlic into bowl. Blitz on speed 9 for 5 secs. Scrape down. Repeat.
  4. Add bacon and oil. Place steaming attachment tray on top
  5. Cook at 100 degrees, 5 minutes, reverse, speed 2.
  6. Once done take the steaming attachment off, add carrot and zucchini mix, water, lentils, tomatoes, pepper and stock to bowl and put the steaming attachment back in place.
  7. Cook at steaming temperature, 15 minutes, reverse, speed 2.
  8. Once done remove the steaming attachment tray. Remove skins from sausages and slice.
  9. Attach the whisk attachment to the bowl.
  10. Add the sausages. Cook at 100 degrees, 5 minutes, reverse, speed 1.
  11. I put the sausage mixture in an insulated server, wash the bowl out and make EDC mash to serve it on.
Notes
  1. You could serve this over rice, pasta, cous cous etc instead. You can also steam additional vegetables along with the sausages to serve on the side of needed.
  2. Those with a Thermomix will know their steaming temperature as Varoma temperature. Other machines will know it as the steaming or ST temperature.
  3. Those with a Thermomix will know their steaming attachment as a Varoma. Other machines will know it as the steamer.
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By |2017-06-12T11:23:35+00:00January 5th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner|8 Comments

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

8 Comments

  1. Skippyherron March 3, 2014 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Thanks peta! This is a recipe we will use again…..with a little less water next time. Thankyou!

  2. Tara June 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Have made this twice now, it’s staying on the menu! I didn’t use leek however as I didn’t have any.

  3. Wendy October 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Have made this a few times now, tastes great and love that it uses lentils which I don’t use enough of. Yummo!

  4. Prue October 10, 2014 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Hi Peta, have just made this for my family (with a fussy 5 year old) who actually loved it!!
    i have never cooked with lentils before, and i must say i didn’t taste anything bad! this will be on rotation at my house.
    big thumbs up for apricot slice and marshmallow slice. Will be making apple pie pods very soon.
    thanks again for all your hard work. It can’t be easy with 3 boys šŸ™‚

  5. Rosie October 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Another tick for the family! My 5 yo expressed that he “loved the sausages, and the stuff on it”! All plates were cleaned – not an easy feat when there’s 9 plates! Hubby did admit he was’t sure about it to begin with but “it was actually alright”!! – in my household that’s a win! PS: Next time I’ll read the recipe properly and remove the initial vegies from the bowl before proceeding with the next step!!

  6. Alison October 15, 2014 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Yum!!! Everyone loved it. Hubby was especially impressed. Mr4 thought it was the best!!!

  7. Amanda Buykx October 20, 2015 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Our family loves this recipe! Most especially requested by my 8 and 4 year olds, and even my nieces! So funny if they knew how many veggies and lentils were in here šŸ˜‰

  8. Kate March 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    This is abit win in my house mr 2 will actually eat it

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