Beef

Cheesy Kale and Sausage Pasta

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Tear the kale into small pieces like this.

Tear the kale into small pieces like this.

This recipes uses the ground beef sausage recipe I shared here: https://www.glorygarden.org/blog/2018/3/14/sausage-seasoning

Cheesy Kale and Sausage Pasta

2 cups penne or rotini pasta, or about 6 oz.
1 tsp oil
3 oz kale (if you don't have a scale to measure, use about half of a 5 oz bag from Glory Garden)
2 T. butter
1/2 chopped onions
1 garlic clove
2 T. flour
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
6 oz cooked ground beef sausage
1 cup grated cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Wash, dry, and de-stem the kale.  Tear or chop into small 1" pieces.  Heat 1 tsp oil in a skillet.  Saute the greens until reduced in size and tender.  Place in a dish and set aside.

In the same skillet, heat 2 T. butter and saute the onions until golden and tender.  Add the garlic clove and saute briefly until fragrant.  Add the flour and cook for for a minute or two.  Add the milk gradually, stirring out any lumps.  When thickened, add the salt, pepper, kale, sausage, cooked pasta, and cheese.  Mix and heat through. 

Enjoy! 

Serves 4-6. 
 

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One Less Packaged Food in Your Pantry- Make Your Own Taco Seasoning!

Did you know you can make your own taco seasoning instead of buying it in a packet?  Yep, you can throw out another packaged food from your pantry and take pride in making it yourself with quality ingredients like organic spices and himalayan salt or sea salt.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning
Originally from Food Renegade
1/4 cup chili powder
2 T. cumin
4 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp black pepper

Mix and store in an airtight container.

Use 2 T of seasoning per 1 lb of meat. 
Add the seasoning before browning the meat. 
After the meat has cooked, we like to add about 1/2 cup of tomato sauce for extra flavor and sauce.

Now make yourself some nacho cheese to go with the taco meat!  

Leave a comment if you make this!  

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Easy Ground Beef Sausage- A Staple at Our House

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We found this recipe for sausage seasoning several years ago and it has been a staple of ours ever since.  We keep it in a jelly jar in our cupboard and simply add 2 T. to 1 lb. of ground beef to make a flavorful (pork free!) sausage.  You could use this seasoning on any other kind of meat as well.

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Sausage Seasoning
(Originally from Heavenly Homemakers)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp marjoram
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp black pepper
4 tsp basil
4 tsp sage
4 tsp thyme
4 tsp salt

Mix and store in an airtight container.

Use 2 T of seasoning per 1 lb of meat.  Add the seasoning before browning the meat. 
We usually make extra sausage to freeze.  It's great to have on hand frozen and ready to use.

We like to use this sausage in:
Scrambled eggs
Quiches
Spaghetti
Lasagna
Quesadillas
Biscuits and Gravy (recipe below)

Sausage Gravy
(To be served over biscuits- or waffles as I did below)
2 cups sausage
2 T. flour
2 cups milk
Heat the sausage in a pan.  Add the flour and cook for several minutes.  Stir in 1 cup milk and stir till thickened.  Add the other 1 cup of milk and continue to cook until thickened.  Enjoy!

Leave a comment if you mix up the seasoning and let me know how you used the sausage!

One of my recent creations was to make biscuits and gravy over a fried egg and waffles- oh yum!

One of my recent creations was to make biscuits and gravy over a fried egg and waffles- oh yum!