Menu Monday.

Step 1: Buy these ingredients


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sweet or spicy Italian turkey sausage, raw and removed from the casing
  • ½ medium yellow onion, cut into small dice
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into small dice
  • ½ small bunch kale, washed and chopped into small bites, about 4 cups
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 – 14.5 ounce cans organic, no salt added black beans with liquid
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ small bunch of cilantro, stems removed, roughly chopped, about ¼ cup
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • Pinch of cayenne or 1 teaspoon of mild chili powder from the pantry –to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

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Step 2: Follow these instructions


1. Heat a sauce pan over medium heat and add oil. Once the oil is hot add in the sausage and cook until browned.

2. Add in the onions, peppers, kale, and garlic – sprinkle with kosher salt and stir to combine. Sweat for 2-3 minutes or until the onions become soft and translucent.

3. Add in the beans with liquid, broth, water, cilantro, vinegar, and remaining seasonings. Stir to combine and simmer for 12-15 minutes.


In honor of STILL trying to get my cholesterol under control… I made this amazing healthy chili last week.

1. I’m not a good cook, but this was really tasty!

2. I made this after work, all the natural light had gone to sleep for the night … I had to take these pictures in ugly light  – sorry!

3. Makes great leftovers (:

Stay healthy,

I got this recipe from Fresh 20 – great website (:


4 Comments to “Menu Monday.”

  1. That is a lot of ingredients!!! How about I just come over and try it?!

  2. Angie, your pics on this recipe look fabulous so does the food. Great job!

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