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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kale with Sausage and Beans


Last week, I had a lovely bunch of kale from the Farmer's Market to use up and some spicy Italian sausage. I thought about making Sausage Potato Kale soup but Jerry was about "souped out" for awhile.

I did a search on the internet for ideas and came across this recipe from one of my favorite sites, Simply Recipes. I did make a couple of changes to the original recipe. I used spicy Italian sausage and I substituted some leftover pinto beans for the white beans, since that was what I had on hand. I also added some mushrooms. Wow, this dish is simple, quick and full of flavor!! The above picture is actually some leftovers that I had for breakfast the next morning with a poached egg on top, YUM! :)

Kale with Sausage and Beans

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound bulk spicy Italian sausage
1 onion, sliced thin
8 ounces sliced mushrooms (I love baby Bellas)
2 garlic cloves, sliced thin
1 pound kale, remove center rib and roughly chop leaves
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 cups cooked pinto beans
Salt and pepper

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the sausage and cook for about 5 minutes, then add the onions and mushrooms. Cook until the edges of the onions start to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the kale, sprinkle with salt, then add the chicken stock. Cover the pan, lower the heat to medium and cook for 2 or 3 minutes to wilt down the kale. Uncover, mix well and add the beans. Cover again and turn the heat to low. Cook for another 5 minutes and then turn off the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Linking up with The Country Homemaker Hop, Down Home Blog Hop, Rurality Blog Hop, Farmgirl Friday and What I Am Eating.

26 comments:

Kristina said...

Looks delicious, and healthy too. Yum!

HansHB said...

I agree with Kristina. I would love to taste too!

acreativeharbor.com said...

One of my favorites! Great shot!

Tracey from ⓽ said...

Oh, now that made my tummy rumble. One of my favorite foods in beans and cornbread, so this was right up my alley! Thanks for sharing. xo

Jennifer said...

Yummy... now thats my kinda food! Beautiful and Healthy.

Susan said...

And look at that perfectly poached egg!! You are a marvel! I will have to try this on the weekend. It has all my favorite ingredients.

Marie said...

That looks scrumptious!!! A nice winter meal, I would say.

Michaele said...

You had me at spicy Italian sausage. Love what you did with it. Mushrooms - yum!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I try to eat kale as much as possible! I love mushrooms as well, especially baby bellas :)

Sandy said...

That looks absolutely delish!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That looks yummy!

Judy said...

Now that's my kind of dish :)

Buttons said...

I have that recipe and love that soup, :) B

Marie said...

Yes! A lovely heavy snowfall from about 11 am to about 1 pm today...about 1/2" covered the ground but melted away pretty quickly. It snowed again late this afternoon, and we are supposed to get some more tonight. I bet you are really getting it! Hope you'll post some pictures! It was such a delight!

Anne said...

Hello, my Dear! This sounds delicious! I've come to your blog (a little late, I know!) from Rural Journal's "blog - building" party ~ I always love delightful new blogs to follow and meeting new people!
Now following you!
Hugs,
Anne

Nancy Claeys said...

Yummo -- the sausage caught my eye in your list of ingredients. :)

RamblingRound said...

What a good-looking, healthy dish you cooked up!

Tanya Breese said...

that looks really good! i had kale for lunch yesterday :)

Farmgirl Susan said...

YUM. That is definitely my kind of meal - especially with the egg on top. Saving to Pinterest now! :)

Buttons said...

Love the header:)

Madge Bloom said...

Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #3' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #4...

Michelle said...

My family doesn't like kale. So we used broccoli. It was really good. Next time I am going to try spinach. I am betting that will be good also.

Dolly Sarrio said...

Yummy, this looks so delicious! I can't wait to try it. Your recipes are so good always!

Lisa Lynn said...

What a delicious looking breakfast Candy! It's so nice to try something new...but I bet the soup would have been fantastic too :P I understand though, because we've been eating a lot of soup at our house too.

Heidi- The White Wolf Summit FarmGirl said...

That plate does look yummy Candy. I just have to get over my lack of enthusiasm for kale. I grew a lot of it last year and it did not go over well. I hid it in smoothies, but the hubby cried fowl anywhere else. Maybe this could work??? We'll see.

Dione Nye said...

When it comes to sausages, I love gluten-free ones, as they are a healthy choice; but I couldn't resist the flavor only spicy sausages can give. This dish looks yummy, and it's great how you re-created this recipe with your leftovers. Cheap, easy, and delicious. What's more to look for?
Dione Nye