Friday, November 28, 2008

Maple Glazed Sweet Potato and Sausage

Thomas and Katie served this at a Tuesday Night Dinner some time ago, I think maybe last fall. It was a small turn out that night. But boy do I remember this recipe. Honestly, I think I was the only one that liked it. I don't know why others didn't, it was great!

Prep Time: 17 minutes; Cook Time: 12 minutes; Serves 14
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes
3 tbsp. butter
1 lb. smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium onion, halved crosswise and cut into thin wedges
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper or cayenne

  1. Bring 1 inch water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling in Dutch oven or large saucepan. Add potatoes; return to boiling. Cover and cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage, onion, and apple. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in maple syrup, brown sugar, salt, nutmeg, and red pepper, mixing well.
  3. Stir in sweet potatoes, stirring to coat. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until lightly glazed.
Per serving: 163 calories, 3g fat, 7mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 32g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 4g fiber.

Recipe compliments of Wal-Mart where Thomas found it. He then passed it down to me since I liked it so much.

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