Sausage with Leeks and Tomatoes

Approximate cooking time: 45 minutes

The leeks in this recipe add a mild and savory flavor. Try substituting shallots if leeks are unavailable.

Nutritional Information
(per serving)

558 Calories
38g Carbs
32g Fat
27g Protein
28g Net Carbs

Serving Size

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 3 medium leeks, chopped (whites and light green sections)
  • 1 lb ground, seasoned sausage
  • 1 (28 oz) can fired-roasted, crushed tomatoes
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 Tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  • 1 head cauliflower (florets only)

 

Instructions

  1. Heat a 3-4 quart pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add butter and leeks, and saute for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add ground sausage and cook, stirring frequently, until meat is done.
  3. Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, granulated garlic, lemon and red pepper flakes (optional). Simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, microwave the cauliflower for 5 minutes (or roast at 450 F for 20 minutes), and pulse in a food processor until a rice-like consistency is formed.
  5. Season the sausage and tomato sauce with sea salt to taste, and serve over the cauliflower.

Notes

One Response to “Sausage with Leeks and Tomatoes”

  1. mrlocksmith December 18, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    Holy Cow ! This is great ! I used ground turkey instead and threw in some Sage,Thyme,Paprika, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper and a bit of Nutmeg kneaded into the meat before cooking Yummy !

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