Slow Cooker Red Lentils-Sausage Stew
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A slow cooker makes a hearty stew of red lentils, sausage and vegetables. A winter time comfort food to enjoy with crusty bread.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8 cups
  • ½ sausage, remove casing and crumble, or crumble whole sausage
  • 1 cup red lentils, rinse
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup carrots, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium potato, chopped in ½ inch cubes
  • 14.5 oz tomatoes and juice
  • 1 cup frozen cut spinach
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Layer all the vegetables on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Add the crumbled sausage.
  3. Pour in the broth and water.
  4. Add the seasonings and stir into the broth.
  5. Cover, cook on high for 3 hours.
3 links of bratwursts were used in this recipe; other sausages links or ground sausage could also be used. 
Recipe by cookbookinabox® - The Art of Gourmet Cookery at