Abuela’s chorizo and lentils


One pound of lentils, 4 carrots, 2 cloves of garlic, ½ onion, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 green pepper, 2-3 tomatoes or 6oz of tomato sauce, 1 pound of Three Sisters Spanish style dry-cured chorizo, water, parsley, bay leaf



Wash lentils and drain. Chop the onion, garlic, parsley into small pieces.  Chop carrots, green pepper and tomato (unless using sauce).  Cut chorizo into pieces.  In a pot, add olive oil and heat until hot, then add garlic and onion until they are transparent.  Add chorizo and parsley, cook for 5 to 7 minutes.  Add carrots, green pepper and tomato.  Add lentils and sauté all ingredients well and make sure to stir and mix.  Add water until all ingredients are covered, may need to add more as lentils will expand.  Add bay leaf.  Let cook for 45 minutes to an hour, stir occasionally.