Let’s be honest — this dish isn’t going to be winning any beauty pageants anytime soon. With it’s reddish-brown color scheme and thick, chili-like texture, this isn’t the type of recipe that turns many heads on Foodgawker or Tastespotting. So, like a friend who’s just set you up on a blind date with an aesthetically challenged individual, I implore you to move past its humble appearance and try to get to know the soul of this comforting dish.
For me, this is cold weather fare at its best. A warm, stick-to-your-ribs type meal that’s like a hug from a loved one. Creamy lentils and sausages combine to produce a dish that is both high in protein and rich in savory flavor. The best part? It’s cheap and simple to make. In fact, you probably already have everything to make it your kitchen. All you really need is a handful of lentils, a few sausages from the fridge, a leftover glass of wine, and you can have a filling and satisfying meal at a moment’s notice. This is hearty food that reheats well and makes great leftovers.
If looks don’t matter, you might have found your new soul mate.