Sunday, November 21, 2010

Autumn Sausage Casserole

I am in love with this dish!! It is full of autumn flavor. I'm so glad I substituted maple-flavored ground pork sausage, it really makes the dish. I used Gluten-Free Hormel (made for Hy-Vee) Maple-Flavored ground pork sausage.

·2 cups cooked brown rice                               ·1 TBS brown sugar
·1 lb ground maple pork sausage, cooked         ·1 TBS dried parsley flakes
·1 medium onion, chopped                              ·½ tsp ground allspice
·1 large apple, chopped (no need to peel)    ·½ tsp ground cinnamon
·½ cup chopped carrots                                    ·¼ tsp black pepper
·½ cup raisins                                                       ·⅓ cup chicken broth or water

Use a 4-6 quart crockpot. Put the rice into the stoneware crock and add the ground sausage. Add the onion, apple, carrots, raisins, brown sugar, parsley, allspice, cinnamon, and pepper. Pour in the broth or water. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

(I adapted this recipe slightly from A Year of Slowcooking).