Spicy Sausage and Fennel

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound pork sausage links sliced
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 2 large fennel bulbs chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth or use homemade
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil


  • In a large crock cooker, place all ingredients; stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until sausage is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • Serve warm.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Faux-Tay-Toes (steam cauliflower till tender; drain; mash with ghee, salt and pepper to taste till you get a mashed potatoes texture. Add a big salad of baby spinach and sliced beets, tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION: 435 Calories; 35g Fat (70.9% calories from fat); 16g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 58mg Cholesterol; 761mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 6 Fat.
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