Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sausage Stew

Serves: 5-6

1 pkg. (16 oz.) smoked sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 can (14.5 oz. each) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 t. basil
1/4 t. crushed red pepper
1/4 t. salt

In a large skillet, cook sausage, onion and garlic over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add bell peppers and zucchini; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add stewed tomatoes with liquid, basil, crushed pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. cover; simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Tips: I don't cook with smoked sausage very often mostly because it is not exactly the healthiest of meats. However, when I find a good sale I'll usually pick one up and find a new recipe to go with it. This stew was filling and I loved all the different vegetables it uses. It would be great in the fall if you have fresh veggies from your garden. Try making some bread to go with this stew such as Baking Soda Biscuits, Yogurt Cornbread or Easy Cornbread or plan ahead and make White Rice Bread in the bread machine.

If your family enjoys mushrooms, they could be added with the bell peppers and zucchini but my husband won't touch them with a ten-foot pole. He also has a thing about large chunks of hot tomatoes so he was not too pleased about the stewed tomatoes. When I make this again, I will either cut or blend up the tomatoes to avoid that issue. I also shared this recipe at Simply Sweet Home's Friday Favorites.

Recipe adapted from 365 Favorite Brand Name Slow Cooker Recipes & More


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MrsJenB said...

This looks great! And I love sausage, and all kinds of veggies. I bet you could put in all kinds of leftover or almost ready to turn veggies.

Thanks for sharing this!

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