Apple sausage beet braised lentils

Country apple pork sausages are the star of this dish and complement perfectly the earthiness of lentils and the sweetness of beets.  This recipe is inspired by french cassoulet. Beets and lentils compliment each other to create this comforting and healthy dish. To add freshness to this earthy dish, it is garnished with fresh carrot tops.

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Prepare the vegetables:  Wash and clean all produce. 

Peel the beets. Cut the beet, onion and celery in 1 cm dices.


Cook the onion:  In an oiled pot on medium heat, add the onion and cook for 4 minutes.

Add the beets and celery to the onion. Season with salt & pepper.


Start the lentils: Strain the lentils with bay leaf and rinse well. Add the lentils with bay leaf to the vegetables. Add water* (2 cups, 4 cups, 6 cups). Season with salt & pepper.

*Note: The water should covers the lentils by about 2 cm.


Cook the lentils and vegetables: Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 20-25 minutes, until the lentils are just tender, adding more water if necessary.


Cook the sausage: In a generously oiled heavy skillet on medium heat, add the country apple pork sausages. Cook for 10 – 12 minutes turning regularly.

Let rest for a few minutes and slice the country apple pork sausages.

Note: Ensure the sausage is cooked to at least 165F.


Garnish & serve: Cut the carrot tops in about 1 inch pieces. Garnish the lentils with sausage and carrot tops

Bon Appétit



2 Portions

4 Portions

6 Portions

Country apple pork sausage

180 gr

360 gr

540 gr

French lentils & bay leaf

2/3 cup

1 1/3 cup

2 cups


1 small

1 medium

1 large


200 gr

400 gr

600 gr


100 gr

200 gr

300 gr


2 cloves

4 cloves

6 cloves

carrot tops

3 gr

6 gr

9 gr

Health Fact

Dr. Craig Herrington, Naturopath

Owner: Regina Naturopathic

Interestingly, using an anti-bacterial mouthwash, prevents the conversion of the active ingredient from beets and eliminates most beneficial effects.

Cooking with Kids

Lacey Engel, Registered Dietician

Owner: Beyond Baby Nutrition

Introducing new foods 
It can take up to 20 different exposures of the same food before some kids may even try it. So keep calm, and offer the same food in different ways.

Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help with step 5 & 6 by:

  • Prepare the rosemary
  • Garnish & serve

Recommended Wine Pairing

Homestead Bar À Vin

Josh McLean, Owner

Lighting Rock, Pinot Noir 2017
A delightfully delicate and light bottle of rose petals and cherries.
Okanagan, Canada
Colour: Red

Alto Landon, MilHistoria 2017
Intense and bright picota cherry colour. The nose is clean and intense, lots of black fruits, candy and floral notes.  A medley of plum, strawberry, black cherry and black currant with undertones of white pepper, earthy notes, and a very pleasant balsamic end with a hint of sweetness.
Region: Manchuria, Spain
Colour: Red


  • Lentils & bay leaves
  • beets
  • onion
  • celery
  • garlic
  • apple pork sausage – prairie meats
  • carrots tops

Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free. 


Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free. 

Nutritional Information