Italian Sausage Stuffing

Italian Sausage StuffingIngredients:

1(1 lb) loaf Italian (or French) bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
2 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
3 oz pancetta, chopped into half inch pieces
1 stick butter
1 large sweet onion, chopped
1 large celery rib, chopped
4 large garlic cloves, minced
2 t dried poultry seasoning
2 T Italian parsley, chopped
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup white wine
1 1/2 cup Parmesan, shredded or grated
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Read More

Jambalaya with Chicken and Pecan Smoked Sausage

Jambalaya WM


2 T olive oil
1 T butter, unsalted
12 oz pecan or garlic smoked sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 lb tasso diced
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 large shallot, minced
1 T garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
2 t paprika
1 1/2 t granulated onion
1 1/2 t granulated garlic
1 1/2 t dried basil
1 t chili powder
1 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried thyme
1/4 1 ground black pepper
1/4 t ground white pepper
1/4 t celery seed
1/4 t cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can tomatoes, diced
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cup rice

Garnish: green onion, sliced Read More

Cuban Black Beans and Sausage


1 T olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1/2 large red pepper, diced
2 stalks celery (including the leaves), diced
1 large carrot, peeled and diced
14 oz smoked pork sausage, sliced lengthwise in half and then cut into chunks
1 T cumin
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 Serrano pepper, minced
1 (15 oz) can tomatoes, diced
3 cups chicken stock, unsalted
4 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup cilantro stems, chopped
2 oz pimentos, diced
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped (for garnish) Read More

Pumpkin Chicken Apple Sausage Soup


2 T unsalted butter (or your favorite oil or broth to sauté)
1 medium onion, chopped
12 oz chicken apple sausage, sliced in half lengthwise and then sliced into half moon bits
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (not the pie filling) or use 15 oz home-made pumpkin puree*
4 cups chicken stock, low sodium
1 apple, peeled, cored, and cut into small pieces (I used a Gala, but use whatever apple you prefer)
1 T adobo sauce, from the can that holds the chipotle pepper
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced (for topping at the table) Read More

Chicken Apple Sausage, Black Bean, and Veggie Soup


1 medium onion, chopped
1 shallot, minced
2 T olive oil or butter
24 ounces Chicken Apple Sausage (I use Aidells), sliced
1 lb Mushrooms, sliced thickly at least 1/4 inch thick slices
3 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 (15 oz) cans black beans drained and rinsed
4 cups chicken stock, low sodium
2 cups water
3 t garlic
Pinch of salt, or to taste
1/4 t ground black pepper
1 t thyme
1/2 t smoky paprika
5 oz baby kale Read More

Great Northern and Sausage Stew


1 pound bag of dried Great Northern Beans, sorted, rinsed, and pre-soaked per package directions
1 T olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 celery stalks with leaves, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 large cloves of garlic, pressed
4 cups chicken stock, unsalted
1 cup water
1/2 t fresh cracked black pepper
1 t dried rosemary
2 bay leaves, torn in half
2 Parmesan or Romano rinds
12 oz chicken apple sausage, cut in half lengthwise and then cut across to form bite sized pieces
2 twists of the salt grinder
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped Read More