Quick “Cassoulet”

We had a couple of cans of white beans, and a kielbasa that needed a job, and it’s cold here on the farm.  While we have more time than we used to on a weekday (horses live at home rather than me driving…amazing the difference!), we still appreciate a quick dinner.  This was fun, tasty, open to whatever sausage you have on hand, etc.  It is from Epicurious, and came up when I googled, “quick cassoulet!”  I added a package of spinach for filling (and because it needed to be used up).

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Slow Cooker White Beans and Kielbasa Stew

I was looking for some kind of new slow cooker recipes, since I tend to repeat the ones we have quite often.  I found this on Real Simple, and though it’s more hearty fall/winter than an 80-degree day in May kind of meal, it was still good, and it was easy – both important on late barn nights.  Definitely worth making again, though I might wait until it’s a bit chilly again. 😉

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Sausage with Peppers and Onions

This was a pretty traditional sausage and veggies in sauce, but we really loved it!  It was excellent on its own, but would be great on a roll or over some pasta.  The sauce was surprisingly good for a quick 20-minute simmer.  Red wine was optional in this recipe (which I found somewhere on Pinterest), but I would say it is not…that’s definitely what lent the nice, rich flavor.  We had this with some brussels sprouts on the side.

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White Beans and Sausage

This was a super quick, tasty, weeknight dinner.  We did not put this over pasta (low carb considerations for me), but I actually think that it would be way too much if you did – the beans were plenty.  We really liked this!  Totally one to make again.  We had this with garlic zucchini spirals.

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Pan-Grilled Chicken with Chorizo Confetti

This was another Cooking Light recipe that we picked for weeknight speediness, and thought it was a little so-so.  To be fair, I have never been great at cooking chicken breasts on a stovetop.  But it had potential, and I’m posting it because with leftovers the next day, I added a little bit of shredded cheddar cheese and it was suddenly much better!  I would probably still like this better if the chicken were grilled, so worth trying again next summer. 🙂

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Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

I am a sucker for all dishes Cajun or Creole.  The problem is, I can’t eat most shellfish. But you can’t go wrong with catching the same awesome flavor with a Chicken and Andouille sausage gumbo.  This is truly worth the time.  The roux may be a long haul to get to the color you like, but you won’t regret it. This “recipe” made of many other recipes over the years, and I wish I could say where they all came from.  I first learned by looking over gumbopages.com, and I suggest you check it out!  The one addition over the years I never leave out now is File powder.  Serve Gumbo over steamed white rice and enjoy!

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Sausage and Vegetable Roast

Possibly it’s a stretch to call this a recipe, but we loved this – just a tossed-together thing that would be good to clean out the fridge.  Would work with most vegetables, but I think the sweet potato and sausage base made it.  Hot Italian might be really delish.

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