As you all know, I'm a huge believer that meal planning is a must when it comes to having a well rounded, healthy grocery budget. If your life is anything like mine, healthy dishes that can be made without a lot of fuss are a requirement to make meal planning successful.
One of my most favorite foods in the world is Hillshire Farm's Turkey Pepper Jack Sausage. If you have not tried it yet, I highly suggest it! It has always amazed me how much flavor they have packed into it and since I'm a fan of simple dishes in the kitchen, it is perfect for a quick meal. Sometimes I'll even eat it on it's own and it has saved me from eating out on several occasions.
Since I am such a big fan of their turkey sausage, I had to say yes when I was offered the opportunity to come up with a recipe using Hillshire's Beef Polska Kielbasa! The good news is that the kielbasa is also delicious on its own, so I didn't have to do much to come up with a very yummy dish. Here is the one that I created:
Beef Kielbasa Spinach Salad
1/2 tbsp Butter
5oz Fresh Cleaned Baby Spinach
2 Cloves Fresh Minced Garlic
Hillshire Farm Rope Beef Polska Kielbasa (thinly sliced)
1/2 tsp Cajun Seasoning
Green Apple (thinly sliced)
1. Heat small amount of olive oil and butter in saute pan.
2. Toss spinach and garlic in oil/butter and cover to cook.
3. In separate pan, cook kielbasa along with cajun seasoning and salt/pepper to taste.
4. Transfer cooked spinach to serving plate and top with kielbasa and green apple slices.
-If you do not own a salad spinner, you can fill a large bowl with cool water, rinse the spinach, remove from the water, place it in a plastic strainer, put a paper towel on top and ask one of your little ones to go outside and spin around with it a few times. Or you can be like me and have fun being a human salad spinner yourself.
-Don't use too much olive oil and make sure to keep a close eye on it as it is cooking. You don't want it to over cook.
-Keep in mind that the spinach will cook down a lot. One 5oz package will be good for one large serving or two small servings.
-You can find a coupon for Hillshire Farm Sausage in the 7/8 RedPlum coupon insert.
If you try out this recipe, be sure to let me know in the comments section how it turns out. I'd love to hear what you think!
Also, if any of you bloggers reading this post are going to be a BlogHer next week, be sure to stop by the Hillshire Farm booth (#1005) to create a Simplicious Dish of your own.
*I was provided with a $25 Visa Gift card and Hillshire Farm Rope Beef Polska Kielbasa to come up with this recipe. As always, the opinions above are my own.
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