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Sausage Lentil Stew

 Sausage Lentil Stew
This hearty stew is chock-full of protein-packed lentils, vegetables and tasty turkey kielbasa. It's big on flavor but easy on the budget, assures Patti St. Antoine of Broomfield, Colorado.
8 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 55 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fully cooked turkey kielbasa, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook the kielbasa, carrots, celery, onion and garlic
  • in oil until vegetables are almost tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in
  • the water, potatoes, broth, lentils, salt, cumin and cayenne; bring
  • to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until
  • potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes and
  • chilies; heat through. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 268 calories,

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Sausage Lentil Stew (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 1,236 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.