Bean and Chicken Sausage Stew

This quick and savory stew serves up the protein your body needs after a great cardio workout. Filled with items that are already in the pantry, this recipe won't take you more than 20 minutes to make. Great for the whole family on a busy evening!

Ingredients Amount
Olive oil 1 Tbs
Fully cooked chicken sausage links 1 12 oz package, sliced
Garlic 2 cloves, thinly sliced
Yellow onion 1 sm., chopped
Cannellini or navy beans 1 19 oz can, rinsed
Low-sodium chicken broth 1 14.5 oz can
Diced tomatoes 1 14.5 oz can
Kale 1 bunch leaves, torn into 2" pieces
Salt and pepper To taste
Red pepper flakes (opt) To taste
Wheat bread loaf (opt) For taste!

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring once, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
  3. Add the beans, broth, tomatoes and their liquid and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the kale, ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until kale is wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Serve with the bread, if desired.
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