Meal Kit

Italian Sausage Cowboy Pie

with black beans and red peppers

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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Howdy! When you've had a hard day on the dusty trail, roping the steers on your trusty steed, you want a hearty meal that fills you up without turning you into a slow cowpoke. This is the pie for you: beans, corn, peppers, and sausage topped with creamy potatoes and baked the perfection. Yippee-Ki-Yay! Tip: Best way to remove ribs and seeds from a red bell pepper? Cut off top and bottom of pepper, then either carefully cut or tear out the seed portion.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Italian Pork Sausage Links
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 6 oz. Yukon Potatoes
  • 3 oz. Corn Kernels
  • 3 oz. Black Beans
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    2 oz. Sour Cream
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    ½ oz. Crispy Fried Onions
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    ½ oz. Flour
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    2 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace Concentrate
  • 1 tsp. Pot Roast Seasoning

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using Beyond sausage, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up until warmed through, 6-8 minutes. Vegetarian sausage will not brown.

  • If using ground pork, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  • If using ground turkey, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up until turkey reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.

  • If using ground beef, follow same instructions as Italian sausage in Step 3, breaking up until beef reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes.

  1. 1

    Make the Topping

    Peel and cut potatoes into large evenly-sized chunks.

    Bring a medium pot with potato chunks covered by water to a boil. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender, 14-18 minutes.

    Reserve 1/2 cup potato cooking water. Drain potatoes in a colander and return to pot.

    Add sour cream, half the potato cooking water, seasoning blend, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mash until combined and mostly smooth. For more chunks, mash less. If too thick, add additional potato cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    While potatoes cook, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut red bell pepper into 1/2" dice.

    Drain black beans.

    Remove Italian sausage from casing, if necessary.

  3. 3

    Start the Filling

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add Italian sausage, red bell pepper, and corn to hot pan.

    Break sausage into smaller pieces until no pink remains and sausage reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

  4. 4

    Finish the Filling

    Add flour to hot pan and stir until no dry flour remains in pan.

    Add 1/2 cup water, demi-glace, black beans, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir often until combined, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Transfer filling to prepared casserole dish. Spread topping evenly on filling. To make spreading easy, coat the back of a spoon with cooking spray or water.

  5. 5

    Bake Dish and Finish Dish

    Place casserole dish on prepared baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake in hot oven until topping is golden brown, 10-15 minutes.

    Rest, at least 5 minutes.

    Serve family-style, garnishing with crispy onions. Bon appétit!

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