My husband and I have a long standing Tuesday night date night. Most of the time, I make something special for us. Other times, he’ll pick up something for us on his way home from work as a treat. But that means that there are 4 kids who still need to eat dinner.
Usually I try to have leftovers for them or I’ll make them a regular dinner that will reheat well for lunch the next day. That was the motivation behind this meal. I actually veered a little from that normal routine because I had a few small portions of things that I wanted to use – including half a bag of li’l smokies sausages and one sweet potato. I knew those two would work together and I figured I could add an apple from our large stash and come up with something seasonal and easy.
Crock Pot Autumn Sausage
- 1/2 lb. smoked sausage, cut into wedges
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 large apple, peeled and cubed
- 1 T. flour
- 2 T. brown sugar
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/8 t. each nutmeg and allspice
1. Add the first three ingredients to a crock pot.
2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar and seasonings. Stir into the crock pot and cook on low for 4-5 hours, until potatoes and apples are tender.
This would make enough for two adults easily. It fed my four kids with a bit leftover. It could be easily doubled to feed a family of four to six, depending on serving size. And the autumn smell that fills your house will be amazing!