Sunday, February 24, 2013

Simple Santa Fe Couscous with Spicy Sausage


Ingredients:

1 pound spicy ground Italian sausage, browned and drained

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2-5.8 oz boxes of roasted garlic & olive oil couscous
1 1/2 cups fat free chicken broth
14.4 oz can diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, drained
8 oz frozen corn, thawed and drained
1 tbsp chopped jalapeno
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salsa


Directions:

Brown one pound of sausage with red pepper flakes. Drain and set aside.

Prepare 2 boxes of couscous according to directions substituting chicken broth for water. 

When couscous is finished, fluff with a fork.

In a large non-stick frying pan, add one tsp of oil and heat pan on medium high heat until hot. Add diced tomatoes, corn and jalapenos. Cook until most of liquid has evaporated. 

Reduce heat to medium and add prepared sausage and couscous. Add garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and salt. Stir fry for 5 about minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add cilantro and cook 1 minute more. Top with your favorite salsa and enjoy!