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Kielbasa Lentils

Healthy, cheap, and pretty easy to make. Great alternative to beans, because lentils don\'t need to be soaked.
  • You will need:
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 1 sausage of any kind: Italian, Polish kielbasa, German knockwurst, or just a plain frank if you aren\'t picky
  • 1 can diced carrots
  • 1 onion
  • salt, pepper, olive oil
  • Optional: any seasoning you like
Place your lentils into a pot, add 2 cups of water, bring to a boil on high heat, then cover and lower the heat, letting your lentils cook for about 30 minutes. Important: do not add salt to them yet, they will stay hard if you do. After about 20 minutes, chop up your onion and fry it on high heat in a large pan. Slice your sausage and add it to the onions. Open the carrots and add them to the pan as well. Add the lentils to the pan, and now you can add salt, pepper, and any seasonings you\'re using. Lower the heat, cover the pan, and cook for a few minutes more, for the lentils to absorb all the flavors. If you want to make a batch of this for a few days, just store lentils separately from everything else, in the fridge, and only mix it together when you\'re ready to eat it.

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