AllRecipes asked us to create a unique personal recipe using one of Al Fresco's All Natural Chicken Sausages. I usually
love creating new recipes and tweaking existing recipes. It is all part of the fun. But at first nothing was coming to me. So I looked over the Al Fresco Recipes on AllRecipes.com at http://allrecipes.com/recipes/trusted-brands-recipes-and-tips/al-fresco-all-natural/main.aspx< and
on the Al Fresco web site at http://www.alfrescoallnatural.com/.
I was originally thinking about making a cajun dish, but saw many cajun recipes already. So then I thought I would try
a mexican dish and saw many of the ones I was originally considering....enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, etc. These had already been done.
I was looking for something flavorful, but easy enough to do on a weeknight. So I decided on a soup. They had some italian
soup and stew recipes but no Mexican soup recipes and then I searched for Posole and Bingo! No one had done a posole. That is what I would do.
Typically, the Posole (or AKA Pozole) mexican soup contains pork and hominy. So making it with Al Fresco jalapeño chicken
sausage and hominy would be a unique twist and would lighten and spice up the soup. No, it won't be authentic since it is using chicken sausage instead of pork, but it will be easy, healthy, and delicious! That is what I was looking for.
Also, for transparency, since Al Fresco is unavailable in my area, I had to substitute another jalapeño chicken sausage
in this recipe. However, by all means if you have access to the Al Fresco brand, give it a try.
There are different types of posoles and I decided since I was using the chicken sausage to make it a green posole. This
typically includes tomatillos in the soup. However, not everyone has access to tomatillos so I decided to use a prepared green salsa instead that hopefully will be easier for people to find in their grocery stores. This would also simplify the recipe so
it would be very easy to make on a weeknight. Putting everything in a crockpot would make it easier still and enhance the flavor as it simmered all day. And let me tell you it smelled fantastic while it was cooking. The aroma of the sautéed jalapeño chicken
sausage, onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, green salsa, and hominy was out of this world as was the taste.
Green Posole with Spicy Jalapeño Chicken Sausage http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/63347834/green-posole-with-spicy-jalapeno-chicken-sausage/detail.aspx<
Go ahead and give it a try! It's easy, healthy, and delicious!
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