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kale, bean, and turkey sausage stew

Good afternoon! Before the temps rise to a whopping 40 degrees this week, I thought I’d share a recipe that makes a perfect meal on a chilly winter night:kale_sausage_stew_DSC0010Kale, bean, and turkey sausage stew. I’m a fan of this creation because it’s hearty and light at the same time (if that makes any sense); as well as easy, semi-cheap, and pretty healthy. Yay!kale_sausage_stew_DSC0013My mom actually made something similar for Anthony and I when we were in Tennessee over the holidays, so she’s the brains behind this operation. This Cooking Light recipe also deserves credit for major inspiration!

Anthony and I ate this stuff for dinner three nights in a row, and didn’t tire of it. In fact, the stew gets better as it sits and soaks up its own flavors…kale_sausage_stew_DSC0005Anyways, let’s get to the recipe, shall we?kale_sausage_stew_DSC0008Kale, Bean, and Turkey Sausage Stew (inspired by Cooking Light and momma Doman) (serves 6-8)

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 4 medium-sized carrots, chopped
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 20 oz (about 5-7 links) of turkey sausage (I bought two packages and used 1.5 of them), casings removed if possible, chopped (regular sausage would also be fine)
  • 1.5 big bags (about 6-7 cups) of kale, chopped
  • 4 small red potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 15-ounce cans of cannellini/white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 box (about 4.5 cups) chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tsp rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese!!!!!!!!!

Directions: In a large pot, sautee the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic for a few minutes. Add turkey sausage and cook about five minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and bring close to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes or longer. Ladle into a big bowl and top with lotsa parmesan :)

… and since you might have to open a bottle of vino to make this recipe, I recommend you drink the rest upon serving.kale_sausage_stew_DSC0016Enjoy!

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