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Addictive Kale and Italian sausage

What you need: 

2 vegan sausage links (Tofurky Italian recommended)
1 onion
1 large head of kale
sea salt (to taste)
red pepper flakes (to taste, I like it spicy)
1 tablespoon olive oil

What you do: 

Heat a large pot on medium with olive oil. Slice onion in half to root then thinly slice it. Put in pot with small amount of water. Cover while cooking.
Slice Sausage and toss that in with the onion.
Rinse kale and pull leaves off of the tough stem. Onion and sausage should be cooking good by now. Put all the kale on top of the sausage and onion. Sprinkle salt and red pepper. Cover again. Cook until kale is cooked through to taste. yummy

Preparation Time: 
20 min
Cooking Time: 
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LOVE this!  I've been making it for months and I really adore this recipe.  I always add garlic though.  Sometimes I only do one sausage link.  Also I sometimes add sundried tomatoes.  The first time I ate kale was with this recipe and now I am super addicted, thanks for this!


I made the Italian sausages from Vegan Brunch for this. Very tasty, the first time i have been able to get my fiance to eat kale. He liked the kale so much he wanted more of it and less of the sausage :)


I love, love, love this recipe.  Simple but with a lot of flavor.  One of the few ways I actually like kale.  I think the Italian Tofurky add the perfect amount of spice and flavor.  I also add a little extra onion....  Meat-eating husband thinks it's great too.  Thanks for sharing!


Fantastic. And so easy. We were a bit unsure if we'd like the flavor combo, but we were thrilled from the first bite. I hardly used any extra oil since the sausage links (tofurkey italian) were pretty oily on their own. Thanks!


This is really good! And SUPER quick, which of course I love. I doubled the recipe, so I used a whole package of sausage (4 links), 2 heads of kale, only 1 onion (PLENTY!), and 4 cloves of garlic (because this recipe SCREAMS for it). I used only about 1/4 cup of water. I used maybe 1 Tbsp of olive oil, but due to the oil content of the sausages, I think I will use only 1/2 Tbsp for the doubled version (or a couple teaspoons for a single). I also think I will try caramelizing the onions first next time. I served it with some leftover stroganoff, and it went very well together. There is enough left over for a large lunch. Yummy! Thanks so much.


this was really good! i just have one question-- how much water is everyone using in the pot with the oil, onions, and sausage? i used only a tiny bit and the sausages definitely started to burn toward the end. i wonder if it wasn't enough? please let me know. thanks!


An awesome recipe! My meat eating partner even liked it! I used the tofurkey sausage and lots of red pepper. I will definitely make this again.

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