Sausage Lentil Stew with Oranges

Spicy Spanish chorizo teams up with hearty lentils and the sweetness of orange to create a unique and tasty sausage lentil stew with oranges!

Sausage Lentil Stew with Oranges

Sausage Lentil Stew with Oranges

Course Main Course
Servings 4
Calories 350 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz Spanish chorizo sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic (2 tsp)
  • cups brown lentils, washed and drained
  • 1 cup dry red wine such as Pinot Noir
  • cups vegetable broth
  • 5 small oranges
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp 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.
  • Pour in the wine and simmer until almost evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lentils are soft, 40 - 45 minutes. Add more broth if necessary to maintain a stew-like consistancy.
  • 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.
  • Hack: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigeragtor for up to 5 days or frozen in serving-sized sealable freezer bags or containers for up to 3 months.
Keyword chorizo sausage, lentil, low calorie, oranges, spanish sausage, stew

Did you know?  Lentils are a member of the legume family.  Legumes come in many options, are inexpensive and packed with nutrition!!

Suggestion:  Italian herb focaccia bread goes nicely with this recipe!

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