This is very interesting and incredibly healthy. I went to two different grocer's and could not find beef sausages in casings; I didn't think the Hillshire variety would do! I used lamb sausage instead. Also, I didn't realize that lentils came in a can, I don't think I've ever seen them that way! So, I initially interpreted the ingredient to be the dried lentils which I rinsed and drained! Now that I reread the ingredients list I know why they didn't cook according to the recipe and why I was puzzled having to add extra liquid to get them to cook when I added them. I would like to try this again with the canned lentils or precooked dried ones. Thanks, BlueMoon DownUnder, for another exotic dish! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.