Mom’s Cheap Kale, Sausage & Beans Recipe – ‘Midweek Comfort Food’ Ready in 30 Minutes

As the Winter the weather is coming, what better way to warm up mid-week than with a comforting stew? The author, creator of recipes and food content behind @amysheppardfoodAmy Sheppard has shared her “ultimate midweek comfort food” perfect for when you’re short on time.

The stew is a twist on a classic sausage stew, including kale and beans for an extra vitamin punch.

Amy said the dish is ‘ready in just 30 minutes’ and ‘only costs £1.75 per person’.

She added: “Each serving contains two of your five a day and is an excellent source of vitamins C and K, plus it’s low in fat and high in protein.”

Amy’s recipe uses chicken sausage, but you can substitute vegetarian options or a different meat of your choice.

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Heat a drizzle of oil in a large nonstick skillet. Then add the leek and kale and sauté for five minutes over medium heat until the vegetables are soft.

Remove the vegetables from the pan and set aside, then heat a little more oil in the same pan. Add the sausages and brown them for 10 minutes over medium heat, making sure to turn them regularly until they are golden brown.

Return the kale and leeks to the skillet along with the thyme, garlic and flour. Stir over the heat for a minute until the flour has disappeared.

Gradually add the broth, stirring constantly. Once the broth has been used, add the beans and milk and season to taste.

Simmer for five minutes over low to medium heat before serving with baked or mashed potatoes or rice.