Smoked turkey sausage adds incredible flavor to this easy slow-cooker stew recipe which is full of iron- and protein-rich lentils. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine lentils, broth, the water, sausage, fennel, onion, carrot, garlic, thyme, and pepper in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker (see Tip).

  • Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours or on High for 4 to 5 hours.

  • Stir in vinegar before serving. If desired, garnish each serving with the reserved fennel tops.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Equipment: 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; total fat 2.9g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.7g; cholesterol 19mg 6% DV; sodium 586mg 23% DV; potassium 492mg 14% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; fiber 13.5g 54% DV; sugar 2g; protein 17.1g 34% DV; exchange other carbs 2; vitamin a iu 1572IU; vitamin c 6mg; folate 202mcg; calcium 45mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 51mg.