I made this with Turkey Kielbasa but you could use Turkey sausage or pork Italian sausage. This is great for a rainy, fall night. I sautéed the veggies and put in the crockpot for an easy weeknight meal. This warms up well and freezes for leftovers.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped carrot
- 1/2 cupchopped celery
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 pound lentils, picked and rinsed
- 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
- 2 quarts beef, chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- Pepper to taste
- 1 tsp of thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon ground toasted cumin
- 1 package of Turkey Kielbasa, sliced (or Italian sausage)
Place the olive oil into a large pot and set over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion, carrot, celery and salt and sweat until the onions are translucent, approximately 6 to 7 minutes.
While the vegetables are cooking add the broth, tomatoes and spices to the crockpot.
Add vegetables to the crockpot.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and brown the kielbasa or sausage slices.
Add the browned kielbasa, lentils, and stir to combine. Set the crockpot to the desired time. Serve with cornbread or salad.