Monday, March 7, 2016

Stir-Fried Sausage & Broccoli - Low Carb Fast Food

This evening I made one of my super easy 2-ingredient meals. Well, this evening I actually used 3 ingredients if you count the  optional butter I added at the end. I simply slice up Aidell's Smoked Chicken Sausage (nitrite//nitrate free) and stir-fry it until browned in a nonstick wok or skillet. While it's browning, I steam fresh broccoli florets in the microwave for about 5 minutes until they are tender-crisp but still bright green. I drain the broccoli and toss it in with the sausage and "Voila"...the fastest fast-food low carb meal is complete. I added a bit of Kerrygold butter at the end and tossed it around to lightly coat the broccoli, but that's optional. I've also made this meal using sliced brussels sprouts and for a super quick meal, a bag of shredded cabbage (coleslaw mix). I snapped a few photos and the easy recipe below. Enjoy!

Stir-Fried Sausage & Broccoli


1 pound of fresh broccoli florets
12 ounces (4 links) Aidells Smoked Chicken & Apple Sausage, sliced into 1/4-inch slices (or substitute your favorite sausage)
2 tablespoons butter, optional


Place broccoli florets in a covered glass Pyrex-type casserole dish with 1/4 cup water. Cover and microwave on high for approximately 5 minutes until tender-crisp and bright green. While broccoli steams, add sliced sausage to nonstick wok or skillet heated over medium-high heat and stir-fry for 5 to 7 minutes until browned. Drain broccoli and add to wok or skillet; stir in butter and toss until melted, if desired. 



CyberSis said...


"Voila" is right! Beautiful dish! Nutritious, delicious AND quick & easy.

After shoveling snow last week, it's going to be 70 degrees tomorrow. The saga continues!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis,

Thanks. Sounds like your weather is as crazy as ours. We awoke to 32 degrees Saturday morning and beginning tomorrow it is supposed to hit 73 and be in the mid-upper 70s (as high as 79) through next Wednesday. We have had torrential thunderstorms and rain mixed with hail and ice (last week) only to plunge right into "late spring temps for the next 7+ days! At least we weren't shoveling snow like you. We've been doing deep spring cleaning the last few weekends and pulling everything out of drawers, closets, etc. and deciding what to keep, toss or give away and trying to get better organized. We just don't have any more space for all of our "stuff" any more...I even skipped going to Costco this past weekend if that tells you how engrossed we've been at de-cluttering! ;-)