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Fresh Friday Recipe: Cannelini Beans, Greens, and Smoked Sausage Stew

Arctic Temps Outside=time to head for the comfort food recipes

My friends at Simple Healthy Meal Plans have been super generous to provide me with a trial of their amazing weekly recipes. In return I will be sharing a sample of some of this amazing nourishing food. In case you missed my earlier post of about Simple Healthy Meal Plans you can find it HERE

The founders of Simple Healthy Meal Plans say, “If you like to cook, but hate standing in front of the fridge trying to decide what is for dinner, then a subscription to Simple Healthy Meal Plans is the perfect solution for you!”

This weeks menu had the perfect recipe to help you find warmth now that the arctic temperatures have blanketed NH. If you can believe it, the other night it was Negative 27 degrees at my house. Yikes! When it is that cold outside all I want to eat is comfort food. The recipe from Simple Healthy Meal Plans is: “Garbanzo Beans and Smoked Sausage Stew.”

Garbanzo, Greens and Smoked Sausage Stew: Recipe From Simple Healthy Meal Plans

Ingredients:
1 large onion, chopped
1 can Eden Brand garbanzo beans or 2 cups soaked and precooked garbanzo beans
(if from dry)
1 bunch Beet Greens, coarsely chopped
2 carrots, washed and coarsely chopped
2 cups pre-cooked Turkey Kielbasa or sausage of choice (see recipe below)
1 tbsp olive oil 1⁄2 tsp sea salt 1⁄4 tsp smoked paprika
1 quart chicken broth or 1 low sodium organic bouillon cube plus water
Directions:
1. In a large soup pot or Dutch Oven, heat the olive oil over medium
2. Sauté onion, carrots, salt, and paprika for 5 minutes
3. Add in broth, garbanzo beans, Kielbasa or sausage
4. Bring to a simmer.
5. Turn off heat and add 1 bunch beet greens 5 minutes prior to serving
6. If eating later in the week, reserve washed and chopped kale until it is time to
reheat the stew
Optional: Garnish with fresh chopped herbs such as parsley or dill

*I modified this recipe a little bit as I am not a huge fan of Garbanzo Beans so I substituted Organic Cannellini Beans for the Garbanzos. I also added some pepper and some minced garlic.  I chose to use Kielbasa from North Country Smokehouse as I was unable to find a sausage that I wanted to use. The stew is currently simmering and smells amazing! I can’t wait to try it tonight!

Here are some snaps of the recipe preparation:

sweet vidalia onion

sweet vidalia onion

Colorful Carrots

Colorful Carrots

carrots and onions

carrots and onions

Organic is best!

Organic is best!

Garlic, YES please!

Garlic, YES please!

paprika

paprika

beet greens

beet greens

What are some of your favorite go-to comfort foods?

Please check out Simple Healthy Meal plans for more information about Simple Healthy Meal plans please check out their webpage or their facebook page

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2 responses

2 responses

  1. I signed up for their service last week when you posted it. I think its a great way to get dinner done when I can’t think at the end of a long day. I tried this recipe on Tuesday and use chard instead of beet greens and it was delicious! Last night I made their yummy meatloaf! Also very delicious! Thanks so much for the post. I can’t wait until tomorrow morning to see what’s for dinner this week!

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