I try to cook with seasonal produce whenever I can. This time of year it’s not hard to do. There are plenty of squash, peppers, onions, and cabbage in the stores. I was lucky enough to be included in a project to highlight cooking with the New Hillshire Farm Gourmet Creation Sausage. The sausage comes in four great flavors; Beef and Bacon with Monterey Jack cheese, Chicken Apple with Gouda cheese, Sweet Italian with Peppers and Mozzarella cheese and Beef and Jalapeno with Monterey Jack cheese. For my recipe I chose the Beef and Jalapeno Sausage. I came up with a stir-fry recipe using cabbage, peppers, and mushrooms. I got a little more creative on the sauce— mixing Dijon mustard, dark beer, balsamic vinegar and horseradish sauce!! This might sound like a little much, but it worked out well.

Since Saturday was Sweetest Day I chose to make this special meal for the occasion. The day, I went to WalMart to pick up the sausage. It’s a new product so I was happy to find it. I really like that it has not artificial flavors or colors or by-products. A four pack cost $3.68 – not bad. Then I stopped by Vince and Joe’s to pick some fresh veggies. For more details and photo’s of my shopping trip please click here.


One package of Hillshire Farm Gourmet Creation Sausage – Beef and Jalapeno
2 cups shredded green cabbage
2 cups shredded purple cabbage
4-5 large button mushrooms – sliced
One large red pepper – sliced
3 cups prepared white or brown rice

For the sauce:

Whisk together and set aside
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup dark beer
1 tablespoon horseradish sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


1. Add 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil to your pan and let it get quite hot.
2. Add the sliced sausage and heat through – I like to brown mine.
3. Remove and set aside in a separate dish
4. Add all the vegetables to the pan and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes depending on how crunchy you like them. About half-way through add the sauce.
5. Serve hot over the white or brown rice.

Both my husband and I thought the stir-fry turned out great. I think the sausage would be great in pasta dishes, on a crusty roll or on a pizza.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions, views and photos are my own.

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Teresa N
Teresa N
11 years ago

Looks yummy!

11 years ago

Oh the cabbage sounds so good with the sausage!
Thanks for sharing your Sweetest Dish with us;)

11 years ago

I love all the colors from the cabbage. Looks so good.

11 years ago

This looks so yummy! Great job 🙂

Nicole @ FunandFolly
11 years ago

We are always looking for a easy way to incorporate more fresh veggies into our meals. Great pictures.

11 years ago

This looks absolutely delicious; thank you for sharing your recipe! I, too, like to use produce in season. My teen daughter is a stir fry fanatic and loves experimenting herself. She’ll love what you’ve done!
Stumbling 🙂

Sarah @ Sarah's Deals
11 years ago

Love the looks of this. My husband would love the spice of the meat. Great idea!

Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories)

Sounds delicious! And….dark beer in the sauce? That would make my husband very happy!

Christy @ Insanity Is Not An Option

That looks great Kathy! My hubby and baby girl love sausage and I usually go with the same-old same-old sausage with peppers and onions (actually cooked that tonight…LOL) but am looking forward to trying your recipe!

11 years ago

What a beautiful stir fry. I love all the different colors. This looks so tasty and good for you!

11 years ago

This dish looks wonderful! I always forget to grab the purple cabbage at the store, but it is a must now. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Diane {Created by Diane}

looks good!

11 years ago

This looks great, I love meals using seasonal vegetables.

11 years ago

That looks so good with all those fresh veggies.

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Tonia @ The Gunny Sack
11 years ago

This looks delicious! I love these sausages!!

11 years ago

That looks totally yummy!