Slow Cooker Lentil and Kielbasa Stew

Slow Cooker Lentil and Kielbasa Stew image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Slow Cooker Lentil and Kielbasa Stew image

To save time in the morning, prep and chop all the ingredients for this stew the night before so all you have to do is toss them in your slow cooker and turn it on before heading out the door. Serve with crusty bread for a simple, hearty meal.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014

Ingredients

  • 250 g kielbasa sausages chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 ribs celery chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups Puy lentils
  • 1/4 cup diced pancetta
  • 12 fresh thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt pepper and cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Method

In slow cooker, combine kielbasa, carrots, celery, onion, lentils, pancetta, thyme, garlic, bay leaves, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper; stir in broth and 2 cups water. Cover and cook on low until lentils are tender, 7 to 8 hours.

Discard thyme sprigs and bay leaves; stir in vinegar and parsley. Spoon into serving bowls; top with sour cream.

Nutritional facts per each of 10 servings: about

  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 492 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 17 g
  • Calories 228.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 23 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g

%RDI

  • Iron 31.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 95.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 28.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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