Pork Sausage with Lentils (Very Filling High-Protein Lunch/Dinner) - Naturally Strong
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Pork Sausage with Lentils (Very Filling High-Protein Lunch/Dinner)

How to make a cheap, (fairly) healthy, and high-protein dinner?

Well, you use pork, legumes (lentils in this case), and veggies!

This recipe is a great high-protein lunch/dinner idea since it packs a lot of proteins and a ton of fibers (for those of you struggling with fiber intake!). It delivers an incredible 38g of fibers per serving. If I remember correctly that’s the recommended intake for an adult male!

While being all good for your intestinal health, it’s also very delicious as the aroma of the pork meat perfectly combines with the texture and taste of lentils and tomato sauce. Then, the added spices add a touch of unexpected flavor that blends delightfully with the whole dish.

It’s not a quick recipe (it might require up to 50 min), mind you, since you have to cook the lentils but if you have a slow cooker than it’s perfect!

Since this is a high-calories recipe, it’s ideal if you struggle to gain weight and muscle mass.

This recipe is good also for people on the slow-carb diet!

The amount of carbs in the label is net carbs (as in European nutrition labels’ style).

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A very high-fiber and high-protein dish which is filling, and, delicious!
Pork Sausage with Lentils
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Nutrition Facts
Pork Sausage with Lentils (Very Filling High-Protein Lunch/Dinner)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 880 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 11.7g 59%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 38g 152%
Sugars 14g
Protein 50g 100%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cost Low
Skill Level Easy
Ready in 30 min - 1 h
Calories > 700 kcal
Net Carbs > 30g
Protein per serving 30 - 50g
Servings
Ingredients
Cost Low
Skill Level Easy
Ready in 30 min - 1 h
Calories > 700 kcal
Net Carbs > 30g
Protein per serving 30 - 50g
Servings
Ingredients
Pork Sausage with Lentils
Votes: 3
Rating: 5
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Nutrition Facts
Pork Sausage with Lentils (Very Filling High-Protein Lunch/Dinner)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 880 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 11.7g 59%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 38g 152%
Sugars 14g
Protein 50g 100%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Instructions
  1. In a pan on medium-high heat add 2 tbsp olive oil
  2. When the oil is shimmering, add onion, carrot, and celery all finely chopped
  3. Cook for a couple of minutes until the vegetables wilt
  4. Add the pork sausage and the sage and rosemary
  5. Stir and cook until the sausage is not pink anymore
  6. Add the red wine and let evaporate
  7. Add the lentils, the tomato passata, and 2 cups of water and stir
  8. Cover with a lid and let cook on low-medium heat for at least 40 min (until the lentils are tender)
  9. Remove the lid, add salt and pepper, and let cook without lid for extra 10-15 min until the sauce is semidry
  10. Serve and enjoy!
Variations & Substitutions

If your calories, macros, and way of eating allow, you can serve this with some lettuce and arugula, with an extra drizzle of olive oil, or inside a tortilla.

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