This dish is easy, relatively healthy, tasty and inexpensive to make. These are the types of recipes I'm always on the look for and I've adapted this one by cooking my own lentils and adding some more goodies.
4 sausage links sliced into bite sized pieces (any good spicy sausage)
1 head of shredded green cabbage
1 medium/large yellow onion sliced into strips
1 tbs. olive oil
1 cup dried lentils
1 1/2 c. water/broth
Boil water/broth and add lentils, cook for 3-5 minutes. Reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes and taste to see if lentils are ready (they should smoosh when you pinch them between your fingers. Set aside when done.
In a big dutch oven or pot on medium heat coat bottom of pot with olive oil. Add sliced sausage pieces and brown. Add onions and stir in with sausage, cook for a few minutes. Add cabbage and broth/water just enough to help wilt down the cabbage. Cook until cabbage has wilted making sure to stir every few minutes. Add lentils and stir. Cook for a few more minutes just to get everything incorporated.
This dish is great with the Bean Sprout Salad in Outrageous Dressing (see next post).