Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kale, White Beans, and Sausage

Kale, White Beans, and Sausage
I guess it's fairly obvious by the sparse posting that I haven't been cooking a whole lot the last couple weeks... what can I say? Sometimes none of the recipes I see in my RSS feed, or cookbooks I page through, really inspire me... and it's not like I can post consecutive days of takeout or ramen hacks (well I guess I could). So when I saw the Simply Recipes post Kale with White Beans and Sausage and thought "Hmmm that looks pretty good" I knew I needed to grab the ingredients on the way home and make it immediately.

It's a straightforward dish... brown your sausage and onions, deglaze with a little broth, steam your kale a bit, and then add in the beans. I was supper lazy on this one... buying the bagged kale that is already cut up. Still took me 45 minutes from start to table, but I rate that pretty good... most "quick and easy" recipes probably take me closer to an hour. The only change I think I'd make to this is using hot Italian sausage instead of sweet... red pepper and greens are a perfect marriage in my view, and that small change might elevate it to a staple dish. As it is I just threw some red pepper flakes on there and called it a day.