Lentil Stew with Sausage and Kale

This hearty, healthy stew checks all the boxes – lentils, kale, plenty of other good-for-you veggies, and grass-fed, organic sausage. The addition of smoked paprika complements the smokiness of the sausage. It’s a delicious way to finish up a chilly winter and welcome spring.

Serves 6

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 bunch kale, leaves separated from stems and both chopped
  • 1 package Panorama Organic Grass-fed Smoked Sausage, sliced into ½-inch rounds
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 pound dried green lentils
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika

Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot over high heat until it shimmers. Add the onion, celery, carrots and chopped kale stems. Saute until the onions are translucent and everything is starting to soften. Add the sausage and saute another 2 to 3 minutes, then stir in the garlic. Cook for another minute.

Stir in the chicken stock, lentils, salt, and smoked paprika. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. If the stew is too thick, add water. Stir in the chopped kale leaves and simmer another 5 minutes until the lentils are soft. Adjust seasonings, if needed.

Serve with flatbread.

Note: This stew keeps well and is even better the next day. Freeze for up to 3 months if you have any left.

Feeling Resolution Burnout? The #GrassfedChallenge Can Help

If you’ve been struggling with keeping your New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. In fact, January 17 has been designated Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day, the day when most people bail on their resolutions and go back to their normal unhealthy habits. 

To help keep you on track, Panorama Organic is running the #GrassfedChallenge, a social media campaign designed to help keep you motivated to stick with your efforts to become a healthier you. To highlight the benefits of organic, grass-fed beef as part of a healthy and environmentally friendly diet, Panorama Organic is offering discounts, promotions, recipes, shopping lists, and encouragement, along with a contest and giveaways, throughout the months of January and February.

It’s easy to join the fun. Just follow @panoramaorganic on Instagram and @panoramameats on Facebook and like one or more of our recipe posts. For extra entries, repost @panoramaorganic recipes to your Instagram story using #GrassfedChallenge.  The grand prize winner will receive a handcrafted Panorama Organic wooden cutting board, a Panorama Organic box of hand-selected meats, and a one-year membership to the National Audubon Society to support their conservation ranching efforts. The second prize is a gorgeous grass-fed cookbook, Pure Beef by Lynne Curry.

To help you with your shopping, our partners at Perdue Farms are offering a 22% discount on Panorama Organic purchases and a special Whole 30 bundle. Use the code GRASSFED22 at checkout. Also, Crowd Cow will be offering a 30% discount on our 93/7 ground beef during the month of February and a 20% discount on Panorama Organic’s meatballs and sausages.

According to registered dietician Victoria Seaver of EatingWell, “Protein does your body a lot of good. It builds healthy cells and repairs ones that are damaged, keeps your immune system in tip-top shape and it helps you to feel fuller for longer after a meal.” Grass-fed beef delivers more nutrients and aids in supplemental weight loss. Grass-fed beef has 60% more Omega-3’s, twice the vitamins A and E, three times more conjugated linoleic acid (reduces heart disease), less (total) monosaturated fat, and a higher concentration of (good) unsaturated fats than conventionally raised beef. 

“With Omicron and the fierce winter weather, many of us are seeking foods to prepare at home that are both highly nutritious and great tasting. Those same foods and purchases can directly affect the livelihood of U.S. ranchers and the health of our planet. For January and February, we have enlisted our partners in a social media #GrassfedChallenge campaign to include Panorama’s organic, non-GMO, grass-fed beef, that nourishes our bodies and planet, as part of a healthy diet,” says Kay Cornelius, general manager of Panorama Organic Grass-Fed beef. 

Join us in the #GrassfedChallenge today. Even if you don’t win a prize, you’ll win with delicious meals and a healthier body.