Lentils with Smoked Sausage and Carrots Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 2 1/3 cups lentils
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut diagonally into 3/4-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion, garlic, and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the lentils, water, salt, bay leaf, and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, partially covered, until the lentils are almost tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
  3. Stir in the smoked sausage and parsley. Cook until the lentils are just tender but not falling apart and the sausage is warm, about 10 minutes longer.