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Sausage Stew

Sausage Stew

If you are in need of some good comforting food I have the perfect recipe for you. The sausage stew recipe we are making today will give you that warm cozy feeling we so badly need every once in a while, whilst keeping you nourished without much hassle. 

I love making stews especially when the weather starts to cool down a bit. They are so incredibly easy to make, super affordable and you can get really creative on what goes in it. There are so many possibilities that you will never run out of options

I get asked a lot about the difference between a soup and a stew. To be honest, I used to have a hard time explaining those differences. But I think I've finally come up with a good answer to that question. 

The main difference is the amount of liquid you use while cooking. Soups need more liquid since the vegetables and any other ingredients you use will cook in it. For a stew, you use a lot less liquid, instead, you cover it and let it simmer for a while so the ingredients cook slowly maintaining their structure. 

Sausage Stew ingredients

The result is quite different. The soup, of course, is a lot more watery and we could say lighter. Whilst, a stew is thicker, chunkier, and quite often a lot more filling than soups. I think this is what makes it so incredibly comforting, you can't beat that consistency!

Stews are perfect when you need a one-bowl-meal too. If you mix and match the right ingredients you can make a well-rounded meal out of it. That's exactly what I was going for with this sausage stew. 

I had a few leftovers in my kitchen that I didn't want to throw away. I really hate wasting food. So, I figured I could just simmer everything and make a tasty, nourishing stew. We were missing some extra protein but luckily I had a pack of vegan sausages in the stashed in the fridge. 

The vegan sausage will also add flavour and it will help make your stew very filling without being too heavy. And since we have a good assortment of vegetables in there you are getting all sorts of nutrients with this cozy meal. 

Sausage Stew in a pot

The recipe is really simple and you can have your sausage stew ready in about 30 minutes. You have to roast the veggies and the sausage, add vegetable broth, and season it. Allow everything to simmer for about 15 minutes, the veggies will fully cook and the flavours will really come out making your stew incredibly delicious. 

A bowl of nourishing sausage stew is best enjoyed when it is freshly cooked, straight out of the pot. But you can definitely do some meal prep and have it ready for the week ahead. Just make sure it is really warm when you serve it and have some toasted slices of bread ready to help you clean the bottom of the bowl once you're done! 

Sausage Stew top down

Ingredients
9
Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Dinner, Lunch
Serves: 4

Ingredients

For the stew

  • 2 leaves bay leaf
  • 2 medium carrot (cleaned and chopped)
  • 4 medium celery (cleaned and chopped)
  • 2 cups curly kale (cleaned and chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1 tbsp herbes de provence
  • 2 tsps olive oil
  • 1 slice onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 lb potato (cleaned and chopped)
  • 2 pieces vegan sausage (chopped)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups white beans (rinsed)

For the bread

  • 4 slices whole grain bread (optional)

Directions

  1. Use a big pot and heat up the oil, roast the onion for about 2-3 minutes then add celery, carrot, vegan sausage and the potato and sauté for 2-3 more minutes.
  2. Add the vegetable broth, bay leaf and the herbs and let is simmer for 15 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the white beans and kale and give it a good stir until everything is heated up properly, approximately after 5 minutes.
  4. Adjust the taste, remove the bay leaves and serve the stew with a slice of bread, enjoy!

Notes

    

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