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After becoming a mother, I got to understand very quickly that when everyone is hungry, you need to find something in a hurry. Yesterday was no different except in the fact that it was pouring all day long. So while I was working and Mary was napping, I decided to make a homemade stew. Nothing warms me up on a cold and rainy day better than a homemade stew.
Looking through my cabinets, I wanted to find something filling but also nutritious. So I decided to make a split pea and sausage stew. It was pretty easy to do as well.
Grabbing out my Hillshire Farm Turkey Smoked Sausage, I cut it up and put it in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Since it's already fully cooked, you really only need to warm it to be able to eat. Then I was able to start my stew. Here's what you need to do to recreate it:
Hillshire Smoked Turkey Sausage
1 bag of dry split peas
1 cup Brown Rice
3 red potatoes, diced
9 cups of water
Half an onion, diced
Microwave your Hillshire Smoked Turkey Sausage for about 2 minutes. When done, put in a large pot with 9 cups of water along with the dry split peas. Add in some fresh parsley and diced up onion. Bring to a boil. Once at a boil, stir and bring down to a medium heat. Add in 1 cup of brown rice, the diced potatoes and the salt and pepper. Keep on a medium heat until the peas, rice and potatoes are all tender, which is about 1 hour.
This stew got raving reviews! It was very easy to make and I was able to sit and do work as it cooked. Plus my husband, who is IBS, said it didn't trigger anything for him so he was able to eat 3 bowls. It was very tasty and very filling too.
This could also be a great weeknight meal if you start it right when you get home from work and school. Since after it comes to a boil, you just leave it alone, you could get settled back in the house, finish homework and even relax as it cooks.
Do you like to make stew on a cold and rainy day?