Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Southwestern Smoked Sausage Skillet Meal

I am always searching for a good recipe that uses smoked sausage. I buy the stuff thinking, this will make an easy dinner and then when I want to use it I can't seem to think of anything good to make with it. And good luck finding a good recipe. Fortunately, I had a stroke of genius this go round and looked up Hillshire Farms website, http://www.gomeat.com/ which is chock full of tasty recipes for keilbasa and smoked sausage. I loved the Southwestern flavors in this recipe and I adapted it a little to take advantage of my well stocked pantry. You can use frozen corn but I thought this was the perfect use for canned corn.

Sausage Skillet Meal
1 pkg. smoked beef or turkey sausage (If you use the turkey sausage this meal will be lower in fat but full on taste)
1 TB olive oil
1 large zuchinni finely chopped
2 cans of corn, drained or 2 Cups of frozen
1/2 onion finely chopped
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups of rice cooked
1/2 to 3/4 Cup salsa
1 tsp chili powder
1 Cup cheddar or monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/4 Cup chopped cilantro (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a skillet and add a TB of olive oil. Saute over med high heat sausage, zucchinni, corn and onions for 5 to 8 minutes or until onions are tender and sausage is slightly browned.

Add black beans, rice, salsa and chil powder. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and top with shredded cheese and cilantro.


Emily Ziegler said...

Holy. Crap.

This is something the better half would eat on a daily basis.

Recipe stolen.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

I love a good skillet meal. And I too find that sometimes brands have great recipes on their sites. This looks fantastic - thanks for posting!



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