Fall harvest apples, sweet potatoes and tomatoes team with sausage to make a satisfying stew. The treat of this one-pot meal is that all of the ingredients are placed in a large pot and left to cook on their own.

Most stews require hours of preparation and slow cooking; this one can be made in only 20 minutes, perfect for serving on a busy fall night.

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To make the meal more festive, serve it in a hollowed-out pumpkin lined with foil.

I used a mild turkey sausage flavored with fennel, but you can use any of the various types of turkey sausage available in the supermarket. Buy the one marked "hot" if you like your stews with a kick. Serve the stew in large soup bowls with warm multigrain bread.

This meal contains 694 calories per serving with 21 percent of calories from fat.

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Sausage, Beer and Potato Stew


•3/4 pound low fat, mild turkey sausage

•3/4 pound sweet potato

•1/2 medium onion, sliced

•1 medium green pepper sliced

•1 granny smith apple, sliced

•2 large tomatoes, sliced

•12 ounces beer

•1 teaspoon dried thyme

•Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees for bread. Cut sausages into 2-inch pieces.

Peel sweet potato and cut into 1-inch pieces. Saute sausage, potato, onion and green pepper in 3-quart nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add the apple, tomatoes, beer and thyme. Bring to simmer, cover with a lid and simmer gently 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Servings: 2

Nutritional information per serving: 694 calories (21 percent from fat), 15.9 g fat (3.8 g saturated, 4.8 g monounsaturated), 126 mg cholesterol, 42.9 g protein, 85.5 g carbohydrates, 15.1 g fiber, 1236 mg sodium.