Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sausage, Kale Tortellini Stew

Sausage, Kale Tortellini  Stew 
MAKES 8 servings 
Photo from Taste of Home
PREP 15 minutes COOK 30 minutes 
2 tbsp olive oil 
1 lb sausage, casings removed 
1 medium onion, sliced 
3 cloves garlic, sliced
3/4 tsp Italian seasoning 
8 cups packed chopped kale 
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 
1 pkg (20 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini 
1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
1 can (15 oz) small white 
beans or pink beans, 
drained and rinsed

  • In a very large stockpot. heat  oil over medium-high to high heat. Crumble in sausage and cook, 6 to 7 minutes, until browned, stirring occasionally.
  • Add onion, garlic and Italian seasoning; reduce heat to medium and cook 4 minutes.
  •  Stir in kale and chicken broth. Cover and cook 8 minutes. Add 4 cups water, cover and bring to a boil over high heat, about 5 minutes. 
  • Add tortellini. Cook, covered, 3 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, whisk flour with 1/2 cup water. Add to pot and cook 3 minutes more, until slightly thickened. Stir in beans and heat through.