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Chili-Lime Italian Chicken Sausage Endives finished in White Balsamic

Chili-Lime Chicken Sausage Endive Boats

Serves 2 to 3, with leftovers. The spicy lime Italian seasoned sausage burst with flavor in your mouth and add to that the fresh crunch of the slightly bitter endive leave, it’s a spectacular combination.

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 red chili pepper flakes
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed and diced into small bits
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • healthy cooking oil such as grapeseed oil
  • 1 pound Premium Italian Chicken Sausage, casing removed
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic
  • 6 – 8 endive stalks – you’ll use the larger outer leaves to serve
  1. Combine your spices in a small bowl and set aside: paprika, cayenne, pepper, chili flakes.
  2. In a large skillet heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat and saute the onions, bell pepper and oregano until they begin to brown. Once they begin to brown lower heat to medium and add the garlic and saute until garlic is toasted. Remove the onion/bell pepper mixture and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage, breaking it up as you cook into smaller pieces about 2 to 3 minutes until it looks like ground meat.
  4. Add the spices and continue to cook the meat until cooked through 7-8 minutes for chicken (or longer for pork sausage.)
  5. After the sausage is cooked through, mix in the lime juice and onion/bell pepper mixture and heat through 30-40 seconds then finish with the white balsamic.
  6. Fill the endives with chicken sausage and serve.



5 thoughts on “Chili-Lime Italian Chicken Sausage Endives finished in White Balsamic

  1. Can’t wait to try this!

    Posted by kelleychisholm | October 25, 2012, 7:56 am
  2. I think is very good

    Posted by albertocook | October 18, 2012, 9:12 am
  3. This looks yummy! I make something similar to this as well, but I wrap them up in some steamed cabbage or just lettuce! 🙂

    Posted by yummyfoodmadeeasy | October 18, 2012, 8:54 am

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