This stew is delicious!  It’s smoky, hearty and flavorful and it has just the right amount of heat. Plus, this recipe is packed with plant-based proteins and fresh produce. Try it with smoked sausage from Canter Hill!

Sausage Lentil Stew



Sausage Lentil Stew

  • Author: Ashley Wolff


  • 1 pound of smoked sausage (pork or turkey) – fully cooked, sliced: We prefer Canter Hill’s Smoked Pork Kielbasa
  • 4 carrots, sliced on bias
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil (or vegetable)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled & diced (red, golden or white…NOT russet)
  • 6 cups vegetable (or chicken) stock (if unsalted add 12 additional tsp. salt to taste)
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 34 cups (not packed) roughly chopped kale (this is about 1 bunch of kale)


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the kielbasa, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and salt in oil over medium heat until carrots are almost tender, about 10 minutes. (Add cumin & cayenne after about 5 minutes, once veggies start to release liquid.)
  2. Stir in the stock and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. Stir in the potatoes, cover and simmer another 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Add tomatoes and kale and heat through.

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