Organic Sausage and Vegetable Stew
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Serves: 8
 
This easy, do-it-yourself recipe can be altered any way you like. I used what I had in my pantry, along with some great sausage, to create a delicious dish.
Ingredients
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning (I used an oregano blend)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • pinch of both sea salt and peppercorn (use according to your preference)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3-4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2-3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2½ cans chicken broth, reduced sodium
  • 1 cup water (or more, if needed)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 lb. organic sausage (I used Irish Bangers from Earthfare)
  • 1 handful of spinach
Instructions
  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium and add olive oil.
  2. Add garlic, let season for a few minutes and add onions. Sprinkle seasonings over onions, as well as salt and pepper. Let onions cook for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add celery and carrots. Let cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add broth and water. Add beans and tomatoes. Increase heat and let simmer.
  5. Meanwhile, begin cooking sausage over medium heat in a separate pan until all meat is browned. Take out of pan and chop to desired size. Add seasoning if you prefer. Place in the stew.
  6. Let the stew cook on medium heat for 1-2 hours; while waiting, heat bread and have soup bowls ready because the aromas coming from your kitchen will make you want to dig right in.
  7. * I had spinach handy and added it to my soup bowl and allowed it to wilt from the hot stew- it was a great addition, but not completely necessary.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/organic-sausage-and-vegetable-stew/