Beans, Greens and Sausage (Crock-Pot)

Recipe by PaulaG
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READY IN: 5hrs 15mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Tear the greens into large pieces, wash under running water to clean well, drain.
  • Preheat a heavy skillet with olive oil, add onion and garlic; cook stirring frequently until onions begin to lightly brown, add minced jalapeno peppers.
  • Place the cooked onions in the bottom of the crock-pot, add the drained greens, crushed red pepper and water.
  • In the same skillet used for the onion, lightly brown the sliced sausage and place on top of the greens.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Divide the polenta between serving bowls, spoon the cooked greens and sausage over and drizzle with balsamic vinegar if desired.
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