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Beans with Sausage and Kale

one pot mealsWhile on vacation I have been reading a lot of magazines and my favorite of course are food based. I was looking in theJuly issue of bon appétit and noticed a stew type of meal that my family would love. I made few changes since we were on vacation and didn’t have a few hours to prepare it. This one pot dish is a complete meal and can be prepared mostly ahead of time, which is great for those busy days. 

 

Beans with Sausage and Kale – bon appétit recipe HERE

Ingredients

1 can of Cannelloni beans

1 15oz can of diced tomatoes

1 cup of white wine

3 cups of cooked quinoa (cook the quinoa in chicken broth)

2 packages of kielbasa (I used turkey) sliced 1 inch think

4 cups of fresh kale

1 medium sweet onion finely diced

4 cloves of garlic finely minced

4 sprigs of fresh thyme

4 cups chicken broth (2 cups for the stew and 2 cups for the quinoa)

1 bay leaf

Juice of one lemon

Directions

  • In a large sauté pan add the kielbasa and olive oil with salt and pepper, cook until almost fully browned.
  • While the kielbasa is cooking in a small saucepan cook the quinoa according to the directions to make 3 cups of cooked quinoa, set aside once done.
  • Add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes then add the garlic. Cook garlic for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. (DO NOT overcook the garlic or you will have a bitter taste)
  • Add 1 cup of white wine and reduce to about half
  • Add the can of diced tomatoes and 2 cups of chicken broth and let simmer to reduce to about half.
  • Add the can of beans and finished quinoa to the mixture and let simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add the cut Kale and the juice of one lemon to the mixture. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes
  • Once finished toss together and serve with a loaf of crusty bread. 

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