|Lentils with Sausage and Kale|
1 c dried lentils
2 T olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 t crushed chili pepper flakes
1 bunch kale, tough ribs removed & sliced
2 sausage links, sliced (I used chicken sausage)
salt & pepper
1 T balsamic vinegar, or to taste
Add the lentils into a medium-sized pot and cover with lots of cold water. Cover and bring to a boil and then simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the oil and saute the onion, red pepper, and chili flakes until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and add in the kale and let that soften before adding in the sausage and let that cook for a few minutes, adding in some of the lentil water if it gets too dry.
Drain off most of the water off the lentils, but keep at least half a cup or so and add it all into the sausage and kale mixture. Stir in vinegar and toss everything together. Adjust seasonings if needed.