Sausage Lentil Stew with Oranges

Sausage Lentil Stew with Oranges

2 tbls olive oil

4 oz Spanish chorizo sausage, thinly sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

2 tsp minced garlic (2 cloves)

2 ¼ cups brown lentils, washed and drained

1 cup dry red wine such as Pinot Noir

2½ cups vegetable broth

5 small oranges

1 tsp salt

¾ tsp pepper

2 tbls dried dill

Heat oil in saute pan over medium heat. Add chorizo and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan.

Saute onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Turn heat to high. Add lentils and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add wind and simmer until almost evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add the broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are soft, 40 – 45 minutes. Add more broth if necessary.

Squeeze juice from two of the oranges and set aside. Remove peel and pith from the remaining oranges and slice fruit into ¼” rounds.

Add chorizo to lentils and stir in orange juice. Season with salt, pepper and dill. Remove from heat and gently stir in orange rounds.

4 servings, 350 calories per serving

Hack: Place any leftovers in serving sized sealable freezer bags or containers. Store in freezer for future use.

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8 Replies to “Sausage Lentil Stew with Oranges”

  1. Great recipe Cynthia!

    I love lentils but to pair it with oranges? genius! This would make a great appetiser when my grandfather is coming to visit next week! I was wondering what other things I could make for him. What herbs do you think go well with this stew? I was thinking tarragon but would love to have your take on it 😉

    1. Tarrigon would go nicely in this stew as would cilantro or thyme.  Let me know what you decide to add and how it comes out!

  2. Every element of this dish sounds great to me! The title struck me at first. That happens often and then I read the ingredients and other info and realize it wasn’t all that I’d hoped it to be. But this recipe got me. Sausage, Lentil, a Stew, Oranges! All of that in the title drew me in. Then reading the ingredients I was even more into it. Last year, for the first time, I tried Chorizo sausage. A friend came in town and cooked breakfast for us that consisted of omelets made with Chorizo sausage. I loved it! Then I read onion and red wine and garlic and dill! I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for providing it!


    1. This recipe is the first time I ever tried Chorizo sausage and, like you, I was hooked!  Let me know how you like it!

  3. I like this recipe, Cynthia. 

    Sausage Stew, with lentils and wine, already sounds delicious, but I like your addition of the oranges to your recipe. I have used 1 orange, or 1 apple, in many recipes, but I have never used this many. I will try this greater quantity in my next Sausage Stew creation. The acidic component of the orange must “kick-up” the flavour of this meal that is no stranger to our kitchen. 

    I used Merlot in my last Sausage Stew, and the results were well received.

    Tasting the wines before adding them to the stew is a necessary step in choosing the proper wine for the available meat.

    You have given me an excellent suggestion for 1 of next week’s meals.

    Thanks, Paul. 

    1. I love the addition of apples and oranges to my main course but, like you, it’s usually just one.  The additional oranges in this stew add an additional component that really does “kick it up”.  Enjoy!

  4. As a good lover, I really enjoyed this article and I am definitely going to recreate this recipe this weekend surely with my fiancee.  I know she’ll definitely love this recipe. I had to save this so that I can refer to it later. I look forward to seeing so much more articles like these in the future

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