Sunday Supper: Sausage Stew (In Less Than 15 Minutes)

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Life is moving fast these days – with travel, work, new projects, unfinished business and posting on Instagram, I’ve had little time to chill aka make extravagant meals. In fact, I’ve been feeling a bit rough around the edges, which always calls for comfort food that I can make in less than fifteen minutes.

In the colder winter months, meaning anything under 72 degrees, I would always ask my mom to make this stew. I finally made it myself the other week, mostly just to keep Evan fed when I was away at conference. Full of herbs, spicy kielbasa and a life-giving broth, the soup is always a winner, especially when served with a rustic, torn-off loaf and Irish butter. P.S. Use organic vegetables and chicken stock in here, tastes way better!

Sausage Stew:

  • 1 package spicy kielbasa sausage, sliced
  • 1 12-oz can unsalted diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 big, peeled carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 green cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3-5 springs of fresh thyme
  • 12 oz of organic, low sodium chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Grab a heavy bottom pan. Throw in a couple tablespoons olive oil, medium heat. Toss in onions and garlic and cook until wilted – about 5-7  minutes. Throw in carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, chicken stock and thyme. Bring to a boil. Turn to a simmer, cook for 20-25 minutes.

Serve with freshly baked bread and butter.

 

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