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Italian Sausage Stew for you!

  It's finally gotten chilly here, so I decided to make a hearty meal that I first found in my trusty Real Simple Magazine here.


I am all about the simple meals, so  as you can see, the ingredients are pretty basic.  If you don't have white beans, use garbanzos.  I only used one can of diced tomatoes but depending on how big a batch you want to make, you can add more.  The other key ingredient is Swiss chard or kale.  I also added one chopped zucchini to up the veggie factor.  But remember you can add whatever you want to this dish, you are the boss!

Ok, here's how you start:

1.  Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan (over medium heat). 

2.  Add the chopped sausage and cook, stir, until lthey are browned, or for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in about 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.

3.  Add the beans, broth, and tomatoes and their liquid and bring to a boil.

4.  Add the kale, zucchini and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. 

And there you have it! Dinner or lunch is served.  I recommend a nice piece of sourdough bread to accompany this soup.  Oh and how about taking it outside and enjoying it while you sit on your Adirondack chair.  I love having hot soups or drinks while I sit outside in the brisk air. Bon appetit or as we say en español BUEN PROVECHO!


Ms. Givens said...

Yum! It looks so healthy. I have a Southern Living Italian Stew recipe that my entire family uses.
Glad you got your TOMS!
I actually went to the mall last weekend and shopped. I dont post it all because my spouse who lives somewhere else and pays my bills checks my blog. ;-)
I am having a ladies night at my house Jan 1st and we are doing soups and salads. Invited 17 so far. Hopefully I will remember to blog about it.
Have a fabulous weekend!

David Fleming Arts said...

OH my! Ya had me at sausage!

And THANK you for the step by step photos.

(((i love step by step progrssive photos - art - and now cookin'.)))

RottenMom said...

I am so making this over the weekend, yum!

It's starting to get a little chilly here too. Today it's 26 and there is just a dusting of snow on the ground. I might have to get out my winter jacket!

Have a great weekend!

Style Odyssey said...

i've a soup fanatic, i'll have to try this.
real simple mag...i used to subscribe- it's a good one.

Rose West said...

Yummy - you're making me hungry! This looks like a soup recipe I make sometimes - the great thing is you can always substitute different ingredients if you need/have to - very versatile!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Mmmmm, healthy! Gotta try it...