You can add meat to this dish, but the lentils are sufficient as a meat replacer. They are high in protein, fibre and iron and a range of different vitamins and minerals.
Low in cholesterol and low in calories, lentils are a indeed a very healthy replacement for meat.

Sauerkraut with lentils and potatoes
Sauerkraut with lentils and potatoes


Cook the red lentils in 400ml of the bouillon for around 20 – 30 minutes until soft.
Drain the lentils.

Boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes in water.
Heat the olive oil and fry the onions and garlic for 2 minutes, don’t let the garlic burn or it will go bitter.
Add the sauerkraut and the rest of the bouillon and stew for 10 minutes at a low heat.

Drain the potatoes but keep a little of the water. Mash the potatoes with the cooked lentils.Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Put the potato/lentil mix on a plate and serve with the sauerkraut/onion mix.
Garnish with parsley



  • 200g dried red lentils
  • 600ml bouillon or stock
  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 500g sauerkraut, drained
  • 2tbsp chopped flat parsley
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste