A delicious and warming sausage stew with green lentils, parsnips and chopped tomatoes, just perfect for chilly evenings in when you're looking for quick and easy nourishment. Serve with a generous hunk of crisp sourdough.
- Heat a dry frying pan until hot and add the sausages. Cook for about 5-8 mins until golden all over.
- Meanwhile, heat the sunflower oil in a large casserole dish. Add the red onion, parsnips and swede. Season well. Cook over a medium heat for about 5-10 mins until the vegetables are just starting to soften, then stir in the sage and cook for 1-2 mins more.
- Transfer the sausages to the casserole pan with the lentils, tomatoes, chicken stock and rosemary. Give everything a good stir, then cover and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for 30 mins over a low heat, stirring occasionally. Season to taste. Scatter over the parsley and serve with some crusty bread, if you like.
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