My life will never be the same.
I’ve tasted Organic Valley’s Italian sausage. OMG -YUMM!!
For a treat, I put it in our Crock Pot Organic Spaghetti Sauce for dinner the other night-delicious! I highly recommend adding cooked Italian sausage to your spaghetti sauce if you want to spice it up a little. It’s much quicker and easier than meatballs! 🙂
Wanting to use the bunch of kale I had sitting (yes, kale can sit) in the fridge, I decided to whip up a kale side dish to go with the spaghetti. I sauteed the kale with some sweet onion in the same pan in which I had fried the sausage (thought it would add a nice flavor to the kale). So then of course I HAD to add some of the sausage-I mean, the flavor of sausage was being hinted at in the kale. It would just be rude not to have actual sausage in the dish, right?
So here’s what I came up with. . . (This recipe would taste delicious without the sausage too!)
1 cup sweet onion, chopped (@ 1 small onion or 1/2 med/lg. onion)
1 T. olive oil
2 T. fresh-squeezed orange juice (@ 1/2 a juicy orange)
1 bunch of kale, chopped and stems removed (@2-3 cups chopped)
1/4 t. salt
1/4 cup cooked Italian sausage
1/2 cup cubed mango
juice from 1/2 a lime
Sautee onion in olive oil for about 5 minutes or until onion is soft.
Deglaze the pan with the orange juice.
Add the kale, sprinkle with salt, reduce heat to low, and cover.
Cook for @10 minutes. ( Keep an eye on it and if it seems like it’s drying out, add a squirt of orange juice.)
Turn off the heat, add sausage, and combine.
Serve on one or two plates and garnish with mango cubes. Squeeze fresh lime juice onto the mangoes.
Serve immediately. The contrast of the warm kale with the cool mango is yum!
Note; this only makes enough for one large serving or two small servings. To serve a family the recipe would need to be doubled or tripled. The hubby and I gobbled it all up ourselves since the kids are scared of kale.
- 26 Sausage, Hot Dog, and Condiment Recipes For Your Memorial Day Grill (seriouseats.com)