Sausage & Kale with Lentils Recipe

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Cast-Iron Cooking Recipes & Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Cast-Iron CookwareSausage and Kale,paired with lentils, is a hearty dish. Crushing the kale a little with your hands softens it and makes the texture more manageable. Leftovers can be chopped up and added to a rich chicken stock for a filling soup. This dish can also be made outdoors on a grate over a medium-high fire.

  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings


  • 4 cups dried brown lentils
  • 6 cups plus 1 tablespoon water
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 uncooked garlic sausages, split lengthwise
  • 1 bunch kale, roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
  1. Combine the lentils, 6 cups of water, and salt to taste in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to a simmer over medium-low and cook until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium high heat and add the oil. Add the sausages and roast, turning once, until browned and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, using your hands, crush the kale until it’s limp.
  4. When the sausage is cooked, add the crushed kale and garlic. Sauté, turning often, for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon water, season to taste with salt and pepper, and cover. Let cook for 2 minutes, then uncover and add the lentils. Continue to cook, covered, until the lentils are warmed through, about 3 minutes.

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