Melt the butter in a large casserole dish over a medium heat. Add the onion, carrot and leek along with some seasoning and a bay leaf.
Sweat for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened. Add the lentils, stir well, then cover with the stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer, skimming away any scum that comes to the surface. Cook the lentils gently for 20-25 minutes until soft and tender.
Meanwhile, pre-heat the grill to hot and grill the sausages and bacon in separate batches; the sausages will need 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally. The bacon will need 5-7 minutes, turning once.
Once all the sausages and rashers of bacon are grilled, cut the sausages into slices and dice the bacon. Add to the lentils and warm through for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, discard the bay leaf and serve from a large, shallow frying pan.
Freezing and defrosting guidelines
Cook as instructed and allow to cool completely. Then transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. To reheat and serve, place on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the dish is heated through.
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