Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bratwurst with Beans and Silverbeet

A simple, easy one-pot dish which was a big hit with my whole family after a long, tiring weekend.

3 medium onions, cut into rings
5 turkey bratwursts, cut into chunks
3 rashers bacon, diced
4 cloves garlic, finely diced or crushed
1/8th green cabbage, shredded
1 bunch silverbeet, shredded
1 x tin cannelini beans, rinsed *
1 tsp balsamic vinegar (or use red wine vinegar to be really strict on carbs)
1/2 sachet PureVia (equivalent to 1 tsp sugar)

In a large frying pan, start gently sauteing onions. When they start to soften, add the meats and continue to fry, stirring frequently. When bratwurst is almost done, add cabbage and cook for 5-10 minutes, until tender. Finally, add the garlic, silverbeet and cannelini beans, sprinkle with the vinegar and sweetener, and stir continuously until the silverbeet is wilted and the beans are warmed through. Devour.

* According to the information on the can, the cannelini beans contained 15g carbs per 100g, and 7g protein. I estimate that a serve of this was probably about 75g of beans per person (4 serves).