Sausages with French green lentils

Meaty sausages are simple to cook, succulent and juicy, and when combined with diced vegetables and tender lentils they make a hearty meal with a healthy balance of nutrients.

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4servings 15minutes 50minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Put the onions, garlic, carrots, fennel, bay leaves and thyme in a fairly deep roasting pan and stir until mixed together. Add the orange zest and olive oil and mix thoroughly.
  2. Place the sausages on top of the vegetables. Bake for about 25 minutes until the sausages are lightly browned on top.
  3. Meanwhile, place the lentils in a large pot and cover with boiling water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, partly cover the pan and boil for 15 minutes until just tender. Drain well.
  4. Lift the sausages out of the roasting pan and set aside. Stir the wine, currant jelly, mustard and orange juice into the vegetables in the pan, then add the lentils and stir in with a fork. Reposition the sausages on top, turning them browned-sides down.
  5. Bake for a further 20-25 minutes, until the sausages are well browned and the vegetables and lentils are cooked. Remove the sausages to a board and thickly slice them on the diagonal. Discard the herbs from the lentil mixture, then lay the sausages back on top and serve garnished with orange wedges.
Recipe Notes

Each serving: 22 g protein, 25 g fat of which 8.5 g saturates, 46 g carbohydrate, 12 g fibre, 559 Calories