Rating: 4.6 stars
104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

This is such a great and filling recipe, you hardly notice it's good for you!

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 quarts
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring lentils and vegetable broth to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, celery, and sausage; cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, turmeric, cumin, thyme, and red pepper flakes; cook 5 minutes more.

  • Stir the sausage mixture into the simmering lentils. Continue simmering until the lentils are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt. Garnish each serving with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped parsley to serve.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 17.5g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 29.7mg; sodium 669.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (80)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2008
We all enjoyed this tremendously - I used one pound of ground turkey (not sausage), two cans of diced chili-ready tomatoes and added carrots. I found that I needed more broth to thin it up a bit - ended up adding two more cups. I also felt it needed lots more cumin, salt, and pepper. We served with whole wheat naan bread and everyone cleaned their bowls! Very healthy dish - good for your heart!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/25/2012
This is a GREAT recipe!! So versatile so healthy so yummy. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 71
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2008
We all enjoyed this tremendously - I used one pound of ground turkey (not sausage), two cans of diced chili-ready tomatoes and added carrots. I found that I needed more broth to thin it up a bit - ended up adding two more cups. I also felt it needed lots more cumin, salt, and pepper. We served with whole wheat naan bread and everyone cleaned their bowls! Very healthy dish - good for your heart!!! Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2008
I thought this was a really nice recipe. I am not a big fan of pork sausage, but I did like the turkey sausage. I omitted the celery as I also don't care for celery. And I cut down on the garlic by 1/2. I love garlic, but I think you would have only tasted garlic had I put in the full amount called for. I also lightened it up a bit by adding a little chicken stock, as indeed, it is very thick. And I used sour cream instead of yogurt. But dang! This was pretty good!! Served it with warm crusty sour dough rolls, and it was a very full meal. I will definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2008
My husband and I really enjoyed this dish. It was hearty enough without being overly heavy and the flavor was good but not too strong. I made the recipe without any modifications and I would make it the same way again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2008
We LOVED this recipe. I made it for my husband and I thinking my kids wouldn't eat it but they and their friends all had seconds and thirds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
This was very very good. I only had one cup of Lentils so I added a cup of split green peas. This was a great addition. I also used only 1 quarts broth instead of2 to get a thicker chili. I also added a little corn to give a nice sweet crunch Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
A favorite of mine - make it at least once a month. Healthy tasty etc. I do add more spices as other reviewers recommended. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
I didn't have any turkey sausage so I used some grilled chicken breasts instead. The chili was a hit at my school's chili cookoff! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
Loved it. I chopped up two red bell peppers and added them to the vegetables and they added a delicious flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2011
Good base needed a bit more spice in my opinion but will make again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/25/2012
This is a GREAT recipe!! So versatile so healthy so yummy. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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