Sausage with Kale Stew and Mashed Potatoes
I'm not sure about you, but I'm always desperate for good slow cooker recipes about this time of year. I found this one in this month's Real Simple magazine, and I'll be trying it soon.
1 pound sweet Italian sausage links - casing removed and cut into chunks
1 large onion
1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
2 T tomato paste
2 cloves of garlic chopped
kosher salt and black pepper
2 large Russet potatoes
1 bunch (about 7 cups) of chopped kale
1/2 cup milk
Combine the sausage, tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, 1 cup of water and 3/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper in a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Nestle the peeled potatoes into the mixture and cover with the kale. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
When potatoes are tender, remove from liquid and mash with the milk, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and a little bit of olive oil.
Ladle stew over mashed potatoes and drizzle with a bit of olive oil before serving.
I cannot wait to try this one!