Did you know that Lentil’s are Italian Tradition ? They are to bring good luck in the year to come . I make mine with sauté sausage , the fat from the sausage gives bounty for the coming New Year. I have been making this dish for a number of years, and have had “Good Fortune” maybe you should give this Italian tradition a try !
- 1 lb bag of dry Lentils washed and strained
- 1 lb sauté Italian sausage caseing removed
- 5 cups water
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 8 oz can Tomato sauce
- 1 cup celery chopped
- 1 cup carrot chopped
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 tbsp garlic minced
- Salt and pepper to your liking
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Directions : Rinse and strain your lentils. Sauté sausage in 1 tbsp olive oil, until lightly golden Add to sausage the following and sauté garlic , onions, carrots, celery. Add remaining ingredients , water, beef broth ,tomato sauce , and lastly your lentils. Allow to simmer covered partially for approximately 90 minutes stirring occasionally in a 8 quart stock pot.
- Enjoy with a crusty Bread
Have a Happy Prosperous New Year Readers !
My Motto Love ❤️ through Food !