Sausage & Lentil Casserole

Ingredients

4 low syn sausages (I used chicken ones), sliced – (2 syns)

2 slices of lean bacon, chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 carrot, finely chopped

1 zucchini, finely chopped

1 cup (approx 200g) of uncooked green or brown lentils, rinsed

2 cups (480ml) of chicken stock

6 level tbs of tomato paste

1 can of coke (7 syns)

2 tbs of balsamic vinegar

2 tsp of paprika

2 tsp of chilli powder

1 tsp of smoked paprika

pinch of mixed herbs

salt and black pepper

Cooking Oil Spray

Freshly chopped Italian parsley

Instructions

Spray a deep saucepan or dutch oven over a medium high heat with cooking oil spray.

Add the bacon, onion and garlic and fry till golden.

Add the sausage and continue to fry till browned.

Add the carrot and zucchini and fry for a further few mins (spray with more cooking oil spray if needed)

Add all other ingredients (except parsley) and bring to a boil.

Cover and simmer for approx 45 mins.

Season as needed and sprinkle with fresh chopped Italian parsley and serve with your choice of sides.

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