Lentil Stew with Smoked Sausage

Lentil Stew w/Smoked Sausage
It has been insanely hot here, so we've been doing a lot of lighter foods and about 11 one night Dev and I were on an I want something and salad, a sandwich or snack foods just aren't going to cut it kick so I scrounged the cupboards, fridge and freezer and this is what I came up with.  Super tasty, super easy and really, really yummy.  We have made this twice so far since that first time I made it last week, so you know it is a keeper.  It makes a lot, and I was planning to freeze some, but Kyra had some dental problems and wasn't able to eat solids until the antibiotics kicked in so I sent her home with a care package of broccoli cheese soup and this stew. Bonus-  it costs less than $6 to make, is done in under an hour (less than 5 minutes of prep time) and there are at least 10 servings. 

Lentil Stew with Smoked Sausage


Ingredients
  • 1 lb lentils
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes*
  • 1 bag frozen Cajun style mire poix mix**
  • 6 cups chicken stock***
  • 1 12 oz pkg smoked sausage, diced
  • garlic powder
Cooking Directions
  1. Just dump everything into your pressure cooker, (yes, the veggies were still frozen), give it a little stir (or not) and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes. Release pressure, stir to make sure everything is evenly distributed, ladle into bowls and enjoy.
Yes, it really is that quick and easy- often the best things are. 

*I used seasoned - fire roasted the first time, Italian seasoned the second- if you use plain, just add spices of your choice

**diced onions, celery, green pepper

***I use water and powdered broth base and seasoning

You can use sliced sausage, but if we quarter then slice even the carnivores don't realize how little actual meat you use

Enjoy.
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