Simply Healthy Family: Brussels Stew

9.1.11

Brussels Stew



This is in all respects a 'peasant stew'.  Peasant stew can be defined by using just a few simple ingredients that are already in your cupboard or ice box. That's what happened here. I had purchased a big stock of Brussels and needed to use up the last bit. Poooor Brussels.

I always have onion and garlic a plenty and of course threw them into the pot. Is there any other way?
I happened to have ground turkey in the fridge which is a rarity these days as we are limiting meat. I thought it would taste wonderful in this stew and I was right.... obviously. ;)
Canelini beans went in because they too just felt right. Go with it. Some home made chicken broth, a can of stewed tomatoes, a few herbs tossed in and Voila!

Brussels Stew in your pot.






I am sending this over to Deb in Hawaii for her fabulous Souper Sundays! and Mom's Crazy Cooking.
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TIME   30 MINUTES     SERVES  6-8

Ingredients:

2 cups of fresh brussel sprouts, trimmed and quartered
1, 15 oz can of canalini beans, drained and rinsed
1, 15 oz can of stewed tomatoes
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
5 cups chicken broth
ground turkey
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon basil
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

In a large stock pot, over medium-high heat swirl a tablespoon of oil and brown onion 4-5 minutes. Add ground turkey, cook till browned. Push turkey to side of pot and add Brussels. Let sit untouched 3-4 minutes. Pour in broth while scraping bottom of pot with wooden spatula or broad spoon to release browned bits (deglaze).

Add garlic herbs, beans and tomatoes. Lower heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes till warmed through.
Remove from heat. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and serve with crusty bread.

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7 comments:

  1. I love soups that come out of the pantry with simple ingredients. Thanks for sharing it at Souper Sundays. ;-)

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  2. This is a great soup! I love cannellini beans and you combined great ingredients in this. I'm new here and will enjoy following your blog for more great recipes!

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  3. As much as I love Brussels...I've never thought of adding them into a stew before. What have I been missing? I can't wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this with me, Gwen. I hope you had a lovely Monday. I am trying to stay warm in Austin…we finally got a cold snap down here!

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  4. I love that this dish was born almost entirely of your intuition. It sounds delicious! Brussels sprouts are a favorite of mine and I'm always looking for new ways to include them in my life.

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  5. I've never heard of a peasant stew but this looks like the perfect comfort meal for the winter! And really, isn't homemade stock the best! :)

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  6. I've never heard of a peasant stew but this looks like the perfect comfort meal for the winter! And really, isn't homemade stock the best! :)

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  7. As much as I love Brussels...I've never thought of adding them into a stew before. What have I been missing? I can't wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this with me, Gwen. I hope you had a lovely Monday. I am trying to stay warm in Austin…we finally got a cold snap down here!

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