Beer, Sausage, and Lentil Stew

Serves 4


  • 2 15oz. cans of lentils
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3 uncooked sausage links, sliced 1/2 thick discs
  • 1 green peppers, sliced thin matchsticks
  • 2/3 cup Belgian or pale ale
  • 6 oz HerbNZest Curry Pumpkin Pesto
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbs freshly chopped parsley (optional)


Open cans of lentils and drain in a strainer.

Heat a large sauté pan or pot over medium heat, add olive oil and sear sausage discs on both sides, until they are slightly browned. Add in the peppers and sauté for 2 minutes.

Then pour in the beer and 1/3 cup water and let the mixture sit over medium heat until it comes to a low simmer. Next, stir in the salt, HerbNZest Curry Pumpkin Pesto, and lentils. Top with parsley if desired. Serve in soup bowls with thick bread.

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  • Deboleena Dutta
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