Lentils with onions and peppers with chicken sausage


Lentils with onions and peppers with chicken sausage

This is a very easy and healthy dish to make.  I added some sliced cucumber with the onions and peppers this time and I was very pleased with the results.  You can use your favorite sausage, I cook mine on the grill.  Enjoy.

Ingredients:

1 cup dried lentils (I used green)

2 cups chicken stock

3 peppers your choice cut in strips

1/2 yellow onion cut thin

1 small cucumber cut in stips

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

2 chicken sausage

Directions:

Place the lentils and stock in a sauce pan on high heat bringing to a boil for about 4-5 minutes.  Turn heat to a simmer and cooked covered until the lentils are the soft texture you like.  Mine took about 15 minutes to cook.

In a skillet over medium heat add the oil.  Add the peppers, onion, cucumber and saute until soft.  Season with salt and pepper.

Cook the sausage on the grill until cooked through.

To serve place the lentils in the middle of the plate and top with the vegetables.  I do not season the lentils; I like the earthy flavor.  If you want to season your lentils, do so after cooking.  If you season the lentils while cooking they can become hard.  Serve the sausage sliced into chunks either next to or on top of the lentils.

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Pasta ala Daddy


Pasta ala Daddy

Ingredients:

2 Italian Hot Sausage cut in chunks
1 med Onion chopped
3 cloves Garlic
1/2 Red pepper, chopped
1 lb Dry Pasta
4 cups Water
1 jar Pasta Sauce
¼ lb Shredded Cheese, Mexican or Italian Blend
½ tbs Salt
1 tbs Pepper
1 tbs Tarragon
2 tbs Olive Oil
1 tbs Oregano
1 tbs Basil

Directions:

Cook pasta in 4 cups water adding 1 tbs of olive oil.  Drain when done and set aside.  Heat a large skillet over high heat and add 1 tbs olive oil.  Add onions, peppers and sausage, cook for a few minutes till sausage is browned on all sides.  Drain most of the grease and return to heat.  Add garlic, salt, pepper, tarragon and pasta sauce.  Bring to a simmer.  Place pasta in skillet with the sauce mixture and combine.  Place contents in an oven proof casserole dish and cover the top with shredded cheese.  Sprinkle basil and oregano on top of the cheese.  Place casserole into the broiler and cook till cheese browns.  Let stand for a few minutes to set up before serving.

Serves 6