Smoked Sausage-Lentil Stew

Smoked Sausage-Lentil Stew

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

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

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1¼ cups lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 ounces smoked turkey sausage, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, and coarsely chopped (1½ cups; reserve tops, if desired)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped ( ½ cup)
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped ( ½ cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

Preparation

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  1. Combine lentils, broth, the water, sausage, fennel, onion, carrot, garlic, thyme, and pepper in a 3½- or 4-quart slow cooker (see Tip).
  2. Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours or on High for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. 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: 3½- or 4-quart slow cooker

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 212 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 13 g fiber; 30 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 202 mcg folate; 19 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 1,572 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 45 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 586 mg sodium; 492 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (50% daily value), Vitamin A (31% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1½ lean protein, 1½ starch, ½ vegetable

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