Sausage, Kale and Lentil Skillet Dinner
Makes 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/4 hours
Ease of Preparation: Easy
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 12-ounce package cooked chicken sausage
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
Pinch of crushed red pepper, or to taste
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups red wine
1 cup lentils
12 cups chopped kale leaves, stems removed
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausages and cook until browned on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes total. Set aside to cool.
2. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and onion to the pan and cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add water and wine, with heat on high, bring to a boil. Add lentils, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, and cook, partially covered, for 10 - 15 minutes or until lentils are almost cooked.
3. Add kale and sage, cook covered, stirring occasionally, until the lentils and kale are tender, about 10 minutes more. Slice the sausage and and add to the pan along with pepper. Cover and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
Nutritional Notes: per serving: 500 calories; 11 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 60 mg cholesterol; 58 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 16 g fiber; 515 mg sodium; 1597 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (620% daily value), Vitamin C (410% dv), Folate (79% dv), Potassium (46% dv), Magnesium (34% dv).