Chorizo & Lentil Ragout –

Chorizo & Lentil Ragout

  By lentilsorg  ,     

January 30, 2017

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Sausages, such as chorizo, already have so much built-in flavour. Combined with mushrooms, crushed tomatoes, and green lentils, this is a simple yet delicious sauce which can be served over your favourite pasta, or served alongside crusty garlic toast.

  • Prep: 10 Minutes
  • Cook: 25 Minutes
  • 10 Minutes

    25 Minutes

    35 Minutes

  • Yields: 4


  1. Place a large pot over medium-high heat and add the oil.
  2. Slice the casing of each sausage link lengthwise and crumble the meat into the hot oil. Cook meat until it is beginning to brown.
  3. Stir in onion and mushrooms. Cook for another 5-10 minutes, until onions are translucent and mushrooms have released their juices. Stir in crushed tomatoes and lentils, cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in pesto and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve over hot pasta, polenta, or buttered and toasted crusty garlic bread.

Substitute Italian sausage for chorizo depending on what is available.


1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

1 lb (500g) chorizo sausage

1 onion, diced

2 cups (500 mL) sliced mushrooms

1 (28 oz/796 mL) can crushed tomatoes

1 cup (250 mL) cooked green lentils

3 Tbsp (45 mL) pesto

to taste, salt and pepper


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 3/4 cups (425 mL)
Sodium1110 mg
Potassium939 mg
Protein26 g
Cholesterol80 mg
Sugar13 g
Total Fat55 g
Saturated Fat14 g
Total Carbohydrates31 g
Dietary Fiber9 g