Monday, December 1, 2008

Autumn Sausage Casserole

Recipe name: Autumn Sausage Casserole
Source: A Year of Crockpotting
Servings: 4-5
Cookbook date: November 29

--1 pound turkey sausage
--1 large, or 2 small apples, chopped (no need to peel)
--1 yellow onion, chopped
--1/2 cup chopped carrots
--3 cups already cooked long-grain rice
--1/2 cup raisins
--1 T dried parsley flakes
--1 T brown sugar
--1/2 tsp allspice
--1/2 tsp cinnamon
--1/4 tsp black pepper (start with 1/8 if your kids don't tolerate a touch of spice)
--1/3 cup chicken broth or water (I used water)

The Directions.

If you are going to use uncooked pork sausage, I'd recommend browning on the stove top, and draining before adding to the crockpot.

Otherwise, dump all the ingredients into the crock, and stir well.

Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours, or on high for 3-4. You're really only heating through, and allowing the vegetables to soften.

This will not stick together like a gloppy casserole; it has the consistency of fried rice. Use bowls to serve rather than plates.

Here's yet another fabulous recipe from A Year of Crockpotting. Tim and I thought this was hearty and delicious, with an overall sweet flavor that was very nice. I would say that this is the perfect recipe to try when you want something warm and comforting, but are feeling a bit tired of soups and stews.