Vegetable Sausage Stew





This is a great winter meal. It's very hearty and delicious. We had kielbasa a lot when I was growing up as a kid. I remember just absolutely dreading those kielbasa nights, especially because I think they were served with boiled cabbage. Yuck! Well, Michael has convinced me to try a lot more meat varieties than I have in the past several years. My mom was shocked when she heard I had agreed to cooking a kielbasa meal. . And guess what?! I loved it! The sour cream mixture that goes along with the stew is quite tasty too. We served it with some tasty bread. We just sliced a baguette, dabbed the pieces with a mixture of Smart Balance and freshly minced garlic, then toasted them for about 7 minutes. The stew recipe was modified from Food Network; serves 6-8.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon paprika, plus more for garnish
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 14 ounces light kielbasa, cut into small chunks
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 14 ounces small red-skinned or new potatoes (6 to 8), quartered
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly torn into pieces
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and glistening, about 6 minutes. Add the paprika and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until the oil turns deep red, about 1 minute.
  2. Add the flour and cook until just toasted, 30 more seconds. Immediately whisk in 4 cups water.
  3. Add the kielbasa, carrots, parsnips, potatoes and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce to a simmer; cover and cook until the vegetables are tender and the broth has thickened, about 20 minutes.
  5. Add the vinegar and season with pepper.
  6. Combine about half of the cilantro with the sour cream in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Ladle the stew into bowls; top with the remaining cilantro, a dollop of herbed sour cream and a sprinkle of paprika.

21 comments:

doggybloggy said...

sausage stew with vegetables or vegetable stew with sausages - either way it looks good.

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Thank you for teaching me a new word - kielbasa. I'm not sure when I'll get to use it, but I quite like the sound of it. Oh, yes, and very tasty looking meal too!

♥peachkins♥ said...

wow! my sister loves sausage. I'll let her look at this dish...

Rose said...

YUM! Nicely done! This looks wonderful :D It's funny how you grow up with an aversion to things your parents cooked a certain way, only to discover they can be good as an adult!

Aux délices des gourmets said...

une belle assiette et de belles photos bravo
bonne soirée

Mary said...

One of my favorite recipes is a microwave stew that is similar to the one you made to share with us today. I'm going to have to give this a try. I hope you are both well. Blessings...Mary

Megan said...

If this stew tastes as good as it looks, I'm in! I really like kielbasa... but I've never had it in a stew or soup. I love that it's paired with potatoes and carrots here.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Normally i wouldnt go for a veggie stew, but this looks super hearty and delicious! It looks yummy!
Have a fabulous weekend.
*kisses* HH

Jhonny walker said...

Have you ever heard of a dish where everything you put in is your super fave? This is for me :) Bookmarked!

grace said...

for some reason, i'm curious as to why you called this 'vegetable sausage stew' rather than 'sausage vegetable stew.' is the sausage not the most important and delicious component? tell me i'm wrong!! :)

Jennifer said...

Now this is my kind of winter dinner!!! Staple of ours growing up! mmm now I know what I am craving!

Pam said...

Whoa! That looks good. I love all things sausage.

Silvia said...

Excelente plato. Me encanta el blog. ¿Por qué no poneis un traductor al español? porfi....

Besos.

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds like a wonderful stew.I love using kielbasa in soups and stews, adds great twist and flavor!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That's a great idea. I make beef stew all the time, this would be a great alternative!

Chef E said...

You have made this comfort food I love look gorgeous. I am wishing I could dip some bread into the juice right now! Maybe just dive in would even be better...

Ivy said...

This is a perfect meal for cold weather. I would love to try this dish.

A Year on the Grill said...

That is a hearty stew indeed... and love the excellent photos of a difficult to photograph meal

Debbie said...

Looks delicious and just so perfect for this time of year!

Juliana said...

Great idea...sausage and veggies! Abolutely great for this weather...very comforting :-)

simple hungry broke said...

just came across your blog and i think it's great! love the recipes and photos.

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