Cooler weather calls for hearty Italian sausage stew.
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Italian Sausage Stew
A simple and hearty recipe for one
2 Italian sausages — mild, sweet or hot, whatever you like — chopped into 1-inch pieces
1 crushed garlic clove
1 carrot, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup spinach leaves
2 cups beef or vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon each dried thyme, basil and rosemary dash of Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup sherry
Sauté Italian sausage in a small amount of olive oil until done. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add all vegetables but spinach and sauté until softened, 5 to 8 minutes. Add broth, herbs and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are cooked, about 20 minutes. Add spinach and sherry. Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat through. Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
Originally this Italian sausage recipe involved cooking raw sausage pieces with a variety of vegetables for an hour. My version can be done in about 30 minutes.
Go crazy with different veggies.