sausage crockpot stew with variations

  • 1 lb lamb sausage or good quality keilbasa, cut into big chunks
  • 6 small onions, peeled, not chopped or 3 medium, peeled and quartered
  • 3 small peppers, assorted, cut into big chunks
  • 4 small sweet potatoes, different varieties or 2 big, either way peeled and cut into big chunks ….or one medium butternut squash peeled cut into big chunks.
  • 1 can (regular size) stewed tomatoes (or a nice fresh tomato grated plus 2 tbsp tomato paste)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • handful fresh chopped italian parsley
  • salt, pepper

put the onions, peppers, sweet potato or squash chunks in the bottom of the crock pot.  Put sausage on top, pour tomato over top, sprinkle w salt.  Cook on low for ~6 hrs.  Turn off crock pot, stir in quinoa and cumin and let sit for around 1/2 hr.  just before serving stir in parsley. salt and pepper to taste.

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