YUMMY! I cooked this up yesterday and it was so good that there was nothing left at the end of the day. The pot was empty!
2 tablespoons of olive oil
half a pound of italian sausage – you could try spicy here too.
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 small onion , chopped
a couple of cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
3 cups of chicken broth
3 cups of water
1 cup of brown lentils
Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the sausage, carrots, onion, and garlic. Season it with salt and pepper. Fry it up , breaking it up as you fry it. Break it up into tiny pieces.
When the meat is no longer pink , stir in the tomato paste. Cook this while stirring.
Add the chicken broth, water, and the lentils. Bring it to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer and cover.
Cook until everything is tender. About an 30 minutes to an hour.