Sausage stew is a delicious and easy meal to throw together. It can be made on the stove, in a crockpot or in the oven. As a kid, we ate this meal several times a month. It is one of my favorite comfort foods as an adult. My siblings and I all have slightly different variations of our mom's recipe, this is my version. My husband prefers more broth and so I tend to add more liquid now, I also like to add a handful or two of roughly chopped kale because I love my greens. The original Grandma Sue recipe had very little liquid and the potatoes and carrots were starting to break down so you could mash them with a fork in your bowl. My mom would always add a good sized pad of butter on top.
1 polska kielbasa (I use turkey kielbasa for a healthy substitute)
1 lb carrots (I use baby carrots to make prepping easier)
2-3 Yukon Gold potatoes
1 large yellow onion
1-2 cup or water or broth
5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped
2-3 celery stalks (optional)
1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Cut the sausage into 1/2 inch pieces. Brown the sausage on each side and set aside.
Chop the onion and garlic. Cut the potatoes into 1 inch pieces. If using regular sized carrots cut into 1 inch rounds. If using baby carrots, leave whole.
In the same pan that you browned the sausage in, sautee the onions until golden brown. Then add the garlic and sautee for a minute. Then add the potatoes and carrots. Add 1-2 cups of broth or water, depending on how much broth you want. Add the worcestershire sauce, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cover with a lid and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Once the veggies have softened, add the sausage back in and cook for another minute or two, until the sausage is warmed.