Braised Italian Sausage Stew
2 lb mild Italian Sausage
2 tbsp olive oil
2 Coarsely chopped onions
2 Coarsely chopped carrots
8 oz mushrooms
2 stalks celery
1 – 28 oz can tomatoes
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup white wine
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp salt
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.
Add onion; cook 3 minutes or until slightly soft.
Add sausage links to pan; cook 12 – 14 minutes or until sausage is browned and almost cooked through.
Remove sausage links to cutting board and allow them to cool before coin slicing.
Stir in carrots, parsnips, mushrooms, celery and Swiss chard into the Dutch oven.
Add the barley, tomatoes, stock, wine, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Add sliced sausage to the pot. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and continue to simmer for up to 1 hour or until root vegetables are cooked. Serve with crusty Italian bread.