Some asian flavors today. Here is a recipe for spicy vegetarian sausage and vegetables using Chinese five spice. The Chinese five spice as the name suggests is made using 5 spices, star anise, cloves, cinnamon, sichuan pepper and fennel seeds. It smells heavenly and adds a lot of flavor to the dish.

I used all vegetarian ingredients but you can swap out the vegetarian sausages for any kind of meat sausages. I am sure the dish will be just as wonderful.

Recipe for Vegetarian Sausage And Vegetables: Slow Cooker (Crock-Pot)
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  • 1tbsp oil
  • 6 vegetarian sausages (thawed), cut into chunks (I bought mine at WholeFoods, Vegan certified)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic, minced
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 7-8 baby bella mushrooms, diced
  • Handful green beans, chopped
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp Chinese five spice powder
  • Salt to taste
  1. This is your typical cut and dump all crockpot recipe.
  2. Mix and cook on low for 5-6 hours
  3. Serve over rice

And the verdict is:

It was a hearty dish. I served it over white rice, but I am sure it will taste great with brown rice as well. S found it to be a little spicy but was game enough to try it. C liked it as well but would have preferred if the sausage was actual meat instead of the one made from tofu :)

Recipe to make Chinese Five Spice Powder, I bought mine on Amazon