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Make-Ahead Sausage and Veggie Bowls

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Make weekday lunch-prep a breeze with this sheet pan sausage and veggie meal while cooking up a pot of rice! This is so versatile; you can use different veggies, or use quinoa instead of rice. You can drizzle with Italian dressing or add some hot sauce. The possibilities are endless! Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh okra, sliced in 1/8 inch pieces
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 packets instant grits
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup oil for frying, or as needed

Directions:

Combine okra, tomato, and onion in a large bowl. Add the grits, eggs, salt, and pepper and blend together using your hands.

Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Form patties 2 1/2 inches in diameter, about 1/2 the size of a hamburger. Place the fritter in the pan and cook until golden brown, about five minutes. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side, about five minutes more. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.


Prep time: 20 mins / Cooking time: 25 mins / Total time: 45 mins

Serving: 5 / Yield: 5 servings

Calories: 451.7

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