Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Sausage- and -Lentil- Casserole -Inna- Bun

When I was thinking of what to call this I just kept thinking of C.M.O.T. Dibbler in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels selling his dubious sausage-inna-buns. But unlike Dibbler, these have no animal by products and will undoubtedly not leave you with indigestion. I daresay these would be welcome off any street cart but perhaps a little messy to eat while walking down the street. For those of you familiar with the books,  even Sam Vimes may deem them a worthy offering instead of his diminished bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches, especially since there isn't much greenery. Then again, maybe not, Vimes is a cynical bugger in most instances, and this doesn't have any burnt crunchy bits.  In any case they are a welcome addition to the Autumn dinner rotation.

6 large lunch rolls

1 cup brown lentils
4 veg sausages, sliced
1 chopped onion
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon beef style stock powder
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp smoky paprika
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
cracked black pepper to taste

Cook lentils in boiling water according to packet directions.
While lentils are cooking saute onion and garlic until soft. When lentils are half cooked add all other ingredients, and simmer until thick and chunky.
Place hollowed buns on a baking tray and bake for approx 10 minutes on 180C until crisp.
Fill buns with casserole, garnish with parsley, and put the lid back on. Voila!

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