I have had a chorizo/black bean chili recipe from Cooking Cooking light saved forever. But of course when I go to actually make it, the store is out of chorizo. Andouille seemed like it would also go well, and actually it was pretty good! This was a mish-mash of two similar Cooking Light recipes in the end, and I altered it for the crock pot. It has made a great freezer meal, and the only thing I would change is next time, I would not add the sausage until the last hour or so of cooking – just to heat it through. It lost some flavor in the crock pot all day.
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.
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.
Flavorful, versatile and filling soup using kale, chicken sausage, and black beans. You could easily substitute cannellini or great northern beans if you like, and you would do just as well with spinach as kale. This made approximately 6 servings, plenty of leftovers for lunch! I chose a chicken sausage with spinach and feta for this, but I think a sundried tomato or Italian would also be nice. We really enjoyed it.
I’m fairly certain that this is the first thing I learned how to cook. Since then, I’ve adapted it a bunch, used all kinds of different sausage and beans. I still make it fairly regularly and it’s still one of my favorites!
One of my favorite dishes from Mark Bittman, via my friend Becky. Fantastic way to use up some winter squash, and it’s good with any variety. I’ve also tried it with a few different kinds of sausages, which have all been great (vegetarian also works). It’s very adaptable and the leftovers are always nice to have for lunch!