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    Beans, Greens and Sausage (Crock-Pot)

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    5 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    5 hrs

    PaulaG's Note:

    Whether it be summer or winter this is a delicious meal that is sure to please.

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    1. 1
      Tear the greens into large pieces, wash under running water to clean well, drain.
    2. 2
      Preheat a heavy skillet with olive oil, add onion and garlic; cook stirring frequently until onions begin to lightly brown, add minced jalapeno peppers.
    3. 3
      Place the cooked onions in the bottom of the crock-pot, add the drained greens, crushed red pepper and water.
    4. 4
      In the same skillet used for the onion, lightly brown the sliced sausage and place on top of the greens.
    5. 5
      Cook on low for 3 hours. Stir in drained beans and continue to cook for addition 1 to 2 hours or until greens are tender.
    6. 6
      In 2-quart saucepan, combine the polenta and cold water with wire whisk. Stir in boiling water and salt. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    7. 7
      Divide the polenta between serving bowls, spoon the cooked greens and sausage over and drizzle with balsamic vinegar if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 23, 2011


      This is delicious and very easy to prepare. The only ingredient I substituted was the polenta. My grocery store did not have any shelf-stable polenta. I used rigatoni pasta instead. I love recipes that use collard greens and the jalapenios are a nice kick. Thanks for sharing Paula G

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    Nutritional Facts for Beans, Greens and Sausage (Crock-Pot)

    Serving Size: 1 (413 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 640.4
    Calories from Fat 332
    Total Fat 36.9 g
    Saturated Fat 11.3 g
    Cholesterol 69.3 mg
    Sodium 960.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 52.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
    Sugars 3.5 g
    Protein 25.0 g

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