Monday, September 12, 2016

Sausage, Quinoa, and Kale (Almost) One Pot Meal

Y'all, this just might be my new favorite dish.  One of the darling fourth grade teacher brings the yummiest looking lunches to school.  She's very sweet about sharing (both the actual dish and how she made it) and was absolutely the inspiration to this dish.  While her dishes feature pesto as the I decided to go with tomato instead.  She prompted me to just throw a little of this and a little of that in, and since that's how I cook usually, that's exactly what I did.  Here's the end result:

Sausage, Quinoa, and Kale (Almost) One Pot Meal
  • 1 lb sausage (I used garlic and basil chicken sausage from Fresh Thyme, which was terrific)
  • 1 head kale, chopped
  • 1 can tomato sauce (I prefer this to jarred tomato sauce, use what you like)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked 
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 t basil
  • 1/2 t oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • In saucepan bring broth to boil.  Add quinoa, lower heat to simmer, and cook for 10 min. Fluff with fork.
  • While quinoa cooks, saute the onions in a dab of olive oil. 
  • Add sausage to onions and brown completely.  
  • Once sausage is cooked through, drain if needed.  Return sausage to pan and add kale.  Cook until desired softness is reached.  
  • Add cooked quinoa, tomato sauce, and adjust seasoning.
  • Enjoy!  (It really is just that easy!!)
Happy Cooking!

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