Creamy Curried Sausages: A Comforting Weeknight Dinner

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Curried sausages are a classic comfort food, perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. This recipe takes the traditional dish up a notch with the addition of creamy sauce, making it even more satisfying. Packed with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes, it’s sure to become a new favorite.

Ingredients:

Curried Sausages
Curried Sausages

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound good quality sausages (bratwurst, Italian, or your favorite)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

  • Instructions:

    1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for an additional minute, until fragrant.

    2. Add the sausages to the pan and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.

    3. Sprinkle the curry powder, cumin, and turmeric over the sausages and stir to coat. Cook for another minute, allowing the spices to bloom and release their aroma.

    4. Pour in the diced tomatoes and beef broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, or until the sausages are cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly.

    5. Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat through for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

    6. Serve hot over your favorite rice or mashed potatoes. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

    Nutritional Facts:

    (Per serving, without rice or mashed potatoes)

    Calories: 500 (approx.)

  • Fat: 30g (approx.)
  • Saturated Fat: 15g (approx.)
  • Cholesterol: 100mg (approx.)
  • Sodium: 500mg (approx.)
  • Carbohydrates: 15g (approx.)
  • Protein: 30g (approx.)

  • Please note: These are approximate nutritional values and may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

    Conclusion

    This curried sausage recipe with cream is a delicious and satisfying meal that’s easy to prepare on a busy weeknight. The combination of savory spices and creamy sauce is sure to please your taste buds. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover sausages you might have on hand.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. What kind of sausages can I use in this recipe?

    You can use any type of sausage you like! Bratwurst, Italian sausage, or even smoked sausage would all work well. Just be sure to choose a sausage that is already cooked through, as it will simply be browned in the pan for this recipe.

    2. Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

    Absolutely! Simply substitute vegetable sausage or tofu crumbles for the regular sausages. You may also need to adjust the seasonings slightly, depending on the type of vegetarian sausage you use.

    3. Do I have to use heavy cream?

    If you’re looking for a lighter option, you can substitute low-fat or fat-free milk or cream for the heavy cream. However, the sauce will be thinner and less creamy. You could also use a combination of milk and cornstarch to create a thicker sauce without adding extra fat.

    4. What can I serve with this dish?

    This curried sausage recipe is delicious served over rice or mashed potatoes. You could also serve it with roasted vegetables, crusty bread, or a simple green salad.

    5. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?