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Southwestern Sausage Stir Fry

Southwestern Sausage Stir Fry is a family-pleaser complete meal in itself with lots of flavor, veggies, and sausage

Southwestern Sausage Stir Fry is a family-pleaser complete meal in itself with lots of flavor, veggies, and sausage

This Southwestern Sausage Stir Fry is a new go-to recipe for me, so I’m making it and variations of it when I need a satisfying and easy recipe. I’ll add other veggies like mushrooms, bean sprouts, olives, whatever, and seasonings like chile powder and lime juice. This is basically hard to mess up and you can add other seasonings to taste as you go along.

I make this with napa cabbage, but you can use cabbage or purple cabbage just as well. The napa cabbage has thinner leaves so I like the way it easily slices into very thin shreds. In general I like it better for stir fry dishes. This dish is also very good leftover. It may not look as good, but it still tastes great a few days later.

I find I need to use my largest skillet for this one. The cabbage takes up a lot of room and cooks down to about half the size. I usually have the ingredients on hand for this, so I can typically make it with almost no notice.

Try this and your own variations … I’ll bet you’ll like it too!

 

Southwestern Sausage Stir Fry
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage or chorizo
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 lb napa cabbage, washed and thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, any color, sliced into short strips
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • ½ cup medium diced green chiles (more if desired)
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, break up the sausage into small chunks. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and ginger and saute, stirring, for 1 minute.
  2. Add the cabbage, cover and cook until just starting to wilt, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the green chiles, soy sauce and rice vinegar and stir well and cook until cabbage is wilted, about 3-4 minutes. Add more chiles to taste if desired.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in the sesame oil, and serve.

 

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