Friday, September 26, 2008

Super Sausage Stew

I wanted to share this great dinner (and lunch) recipe that I had yesterday...well, and have today. Because it makes so many servings, I'll have it for at least another day (with additional servings in the freezer). I've made this before and every time, I do it a little different with whatever I have on hand. So it's not so much a recipe as a way of life.

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This time, I sauteed some red onions (2 tiny ones), celery, sliced carrots, 1 diced zucchini, 1 diced yellow squash, and about 1/2 a bag of frozen tri colored pepper strips in some olive oil. I then covered this with water and threw in some red lentils, a can of no salt added diced tomatoes, a few fresh diced tomatoes from the family's garden, and 2 packets of chicken broth concentrate. I let this simmer on for about 15 or so minutes and then threw in 4 buffalo style chicken sausage, sliced into pieces. This, I believe is key to the great flavor I get--the cayenne in the sausage brings out all the flavor without me doing much else except some salt & pepper. It's not hot, but you could add heat if you wanted. As a last minute addition, I threw in some couscous, which thickened it up. All in all, it is soooooo good, and perfect for a rainy day! Yummy! (This is my second serving last night...)

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