Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Turkey Kielbasa and Fresh Veggie Stew!

This is a wonderfully healthy recipe! All of the veggies are Fresh! Not frozen... not canned!
If you like, you can substitute a low-sodium broth for the gravy mix. Add a tsp. of cornstarch to thicken the broth if you do.

Also, if you want to make it a vegetarian dish, leave out the kielbasa (and also remove 585 calories!).

Check the crockpot after two hours -- some folks like their veggies cooked longer than others. Cook to your own taste!

Ingredients
Green Beans (snap), 40 beans (approx. 4" long)
Green Giant Fresh Baby Cut Carrots, 6 oz
Green Onions, 1/4 cup
White Potato, medium, 3 potatoes, diced
Great Value Brown Gravy Mix, 4 tbsp = 1 package
Water, tap, 3 cups (24 fl oz)
Hillshire Farm Turkey Kielbasa, 13 oz package

Directions
Wash all the vegetables first!
Place dry gravy mix in bottom of crockpot and add 3 cups of water,
stir well.
Place all veggies into crockpot and cook on high for three hours. (Vegetables often take a long time to cook!)
Cook kielbasa in oven for 20 minutes until hot.
Drain on paper towels to remove any excess fat.
Slice Turkey Kielbasa into 4 pieces (or eight smaller pieces if you prefer). Add to the vegetable stew and serve!

Number of Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328.0
Total Fat 8.9 g
Saturated Fat 3.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 56.9 mg
Sodium 868.4 mg
Potassium 267.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42.6 g
Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
Sugars 7.8 g
Protein 17.2 g

Vitamin A 152.3 %
Vitamin B-6 2.1 %
Vitamin C 46.9 %
Vitamin E 1.1 %
Calcium 4.9 %
Copper 2.6 %
Folate 5.1 %
Iron 7.7 %
Magnesium 3.9 %
Manganese 5.9 %
Niacin 2.1 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.5 %
Phosphorus 2.1 %
Riboflavin 3.4 %
Selenium 0.5 %
Thiamin 3.0 %
Zinc 0.9 %

2 comments:

halfdozendaily said...

Mmm.. this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! Definitely soup weather now! lol!

Leslie said...

Sounds great and I will definitely try it. I love soups and stews in the cool weather. BTW, I used to live in Georgia and have a kid at Emory, as well as a ton of family. Your blog is great, as well as your positive attitude.