Sausage And Pepper Slow Cooker Stew #slowcarb #4hb #recipes

Sausage And Pepper Slow Cooker Stew
On the last Sunday of every month, we get together at church and have a covered-dish dinner. There’s always a pretty good selection, and there are a few families that take healthful foods, but we’re never guaranteed to be able to make an entire slow-carb meal out of the foods people end up taking.

My wife and I have been taking matters into our own hands and make sure there’s *something* we could eat and feel good about, so we’re always on the lookout for great recipes that scale well and are part of a healthful diet.

She was given a Paleo slow cooker recipe book for Christmas, and this recipe was just what we needed. It’s such a simple recipe that I was blown away by how many people put forth an effort to find out who made it and come up to us to tell us how good it was.

Healthful foods for the win!

Sausage And Pepper Slow Cooker Stew #slowcarb #4hb #recipes

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Sausage And Pepper Slow Cooker Stew #slowcarb #4hb #recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage
  • 1 Tbsp clarified butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the sausage into 1/4-inch slices. The sausage we used was raw, so I found it easier to cook it in the skillet on two sides for a bit, then pull it back out and slice it up.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausages, turning frequently, until browned on both sides. Remove the browned sausage with a slotted spoon and put it in the slow cooker.
  3. Remove some of the rendered fat, leaving a few tablespoons (that’s optional, although if it’s not from pastured pork, I’d do it). Add the clarified butter and the onions to the skillet and saute for a couple of minutes until translucent. Add the peppers and garlic and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Dump the cooked veggies into the slow cooker. Top with the tomatoes and broth, then sprinkle the oregano and thyme on top. Cover and cool on low for 5 hours or on high for 3 hours. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

Notes

You could eat this by itself, over a bed of cauliflower “rice”, mixed with some broccoli (I love how the juices get absorbed into the “leafy” part), or just over a bed of wilted greens like spinach or kale.


Paleo Slow Cooking by Dominique DeVito

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2 Responses to Sausage And Pepper Slow Cooker Stew #slowcarb #4hb #recipes

  1. AJ January 21, 2015 at 4:48 am #

    made this for dinner tonight! Super delicious!!!

    • Jason February 1, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

      Thanks for that feedback, AJ! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

      -j

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