While on vacation I have been reading a lot of magazines and
my favorite of course are food based. I was looking in the July
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
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
· 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.
You can become inspired too - Enter to win a Year's Subscription to Bon Appetit by entering in my giveaway which is happening until the end of July 2013. By entering you could also win two of my favorite cookbooks; Stonyfield's Cooking with Yogurt and Everyday Cooking with Organic Produce. Click on the links for details and to get more family friendly recipes.
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