Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ravioli and Sausage Stew


This was really delicious and took about 2 seconds to put together.

1/4 very large onion, finely chopped
2 Tofurky Italian sausages, chopped
1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
3-4 c veggie broth
1 14 oz can Italian style tomatoes, undrained
1 9 0z package mini ravioli
3 oz baby spinach

Brown onion in some olive oil. (Does anyone remember the Frugal Gourmet? I can still hear him - "hot pan, cold oil, food won't stick......." It is true!) Add sausage and brown. Add red pepper and cook a few more minutes. Add broth and tomatoes. Simmer for as long as you feel like, so the flavors blend. Add ravioli and spinach. Cook 5 minutes and serve. (If your pasta requires longer than 5 minutes, add spinach a little later so it doesn't overcook.)

I really love these sausages. They are so flavorful that no additional seasoning was needed for the stew. Also they have a lovely texture. They are pretty high in fat - I rinsed them off before chopping, with no loss of flavor. Yum!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Susan I really like this... but where do you find vegan ravioli?
I do not think I can find them..unless I make them...
and that is too much work.
Best wishes. Maria

Susan G said...

Maria,
My local health food store carries them. It is a pretty big store, but not as big as Whole Foods. You could use regular pasta, too - it is really the sausage that give the flavor!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Susan,
I will make it tomorrow for dinner, probably with bow-tie pasta. Best wishes. Maria

twoveganboys said...

Yum. It is to warm to eat stew here today. It is 88F out. It will be 60 tomorrow though. We have some crazy weather.

Anonymous said...

Susan I made this last night and everybody loved it!! :) I have made some changes though... out of necessity: 1) I used a green pepper,that is all I had in my house 2) I used regular canned tomatoes and added some dried basil in it 3) I used baby bok choy instead of spinach, again by necessity 4) unfortunately I did not have vegan ravioli so I used bow-tie pasta But all was in the spirit of your simple but excellent recipe! I had the tofurky Italian sausages for a while and did not know what to do with them exactly till I saw your recipe; thank you very much for this lovely recipe which I hope to make with ravioli some day, I will look for them on my local co-op but will not hold my breath trying to find it...
Maria

Susan G said...

Maria,
Glad you all enjoyed it!
Susan