symplicity sausage and lentil casserole.

serves 4 people


  • 4 x symplicity sausages
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 200g large carrot, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 50g red lentils
  • 300ml good quality vegetable stock
  • 100g chopped tomatoes
  • 75g cooked or canned puy lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tsp white miso
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley



  1. heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish (with a lid) over a medium-high heat.
  2. add the sausages and brown all over. transfer to a plate, leaving the oil in the casserole.
  3. add the onion, carrot, garlic and chilli flakes to the casserole dish, cover and cook gently for 10 minutes until softened and lightly golden.
  4. take off the lid and stir in the cumin, paprika and tomato purée, then cook for 1 minute.
  5. stir in the red lentils, stock, chopped tomatoes and bring to a simmer, stirring to stop the lentils sticking to the base of the casserole dish.
  6. cover and simmer for 40 minutes until the lentils are cooked and the sauce is thick. if the sauce looks watery, cook for a further 10 minutes with the lid off to thicken it.
  7. stir in the puy lentils and most of the parsley and season to taste with miso, salt and pepper. scatter over the remaining parsley.
  8. warm the sausages again and serve on top of the lentil casserole.

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