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Recipe: Beer-glazed vegetables with sausage

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This recipe is Adam’s invention.  A great way to use up any and all vegetables that you have on hand.  Tonight he used:

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(that’s Rowan’s finger pointing at the potato)

3 onions
3 carrots
1 bulb fennel
2 potatoes
3/4 c. quinoa
A nice handful of fresh thyme (or a tsp. or 2 dried) – or any spice you like
2 sausages, sliced into 1 in. chunks
5 cloves garlic (whole or crushed)
2 T. olive oil
1 bottle of beer

onioneaterMake that 2 onions.

Really which vegetables you use in here is immaterial, so long as you end up with about 4 c. (give or take 1 c.) of chopped fresh vegetables.  You could even through some frozen ones in; he’s put in corn in the past.  The only thing that is vital is that you use a high-quality sausage.  Please, do me a favor and get something high quality with no nitrates/nitrites/nasty stuff.  Made out of liver would be great too (but that is hard to find).   That’s one of the cool things about one-pot meals: you don’t need to use a ton of meat to get that satisfying meat flavor.

Anyway, heat up your gas grill to medium heat.  Coat the bottom of a grill-safe frying pan with the olive oil.  Toss your veggies, meat, spices and quinoa together and add to the pan.  Pour a bottle of beer over the whole thing:

bgvs2Cook for about 1/2 hour or until all the liquid is gone.  Stir occasionally.  Adam says “the less you stir, the more awesome caramelization you get.”  OKIE DOKIE!

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So this was our supper tonight.  Easy and delicious.

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Beer-glazed vegetables with sausage

  1. this looks so beautiful! so you cook it on the grill? i just have the charcoal type, would this work?

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