Chances are good that you’ve seen Buddig or Old Wisconsin meat products at your local grocery store. Hailing from Homewood, Illinois, Buddig has been around for over 70 years, and is a family owned company that specializes in smoked meats and snack products. Whether it’s thin-sliced deli turkey for your next sandwich or summer sausage bites for a family game night, Buddig and Old Wisconsin offer tasty and affordable foods that fit your life.
Buddig sent a complimentary package of branded products and coupons so that I could share two things with you – my original “Make it Delish” recipe AND a giveaway!
In my recipe, I decided to feature one of my favorite Old Wisconsin products, the hardwood-smoked, snack-sized Turkey Bites. Yes, they are delicious as-is, and my family loves eating them right out of the bag for a protein-packed snack, but I decided that they would be just perfect in a stew I created this year when the weather turned cold.
I’m confident you’ll LOVE this recipe for several reasons. It’s a hearty stew that you don’t have to simmer all day long, but it will taste like you did. Thanks to the savory turkey and sausage, it’s packed with flavor after cooking for a mere 30 minutes. Even better, you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry. It’s also one of those recipes that’s easy to customize to your tastes. Experiment with different herbs or add a favorite veggie or two. After Thanksgiving, toss in some of that leftover meat.
Here’s how I make it.
In a large soup pot, cook and drain 1 pound of bulk sausage. Add 2 packages of Old Wisconsin Turkey Bites and a teaspoon of minced garlic and simmer for about a minute. Add 2 cups of beef broth, a 15 oz. can of tomato sauce, 1 can of corn, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme and 1 can of whole white potatoes (cut in pieces). Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes and it’s ready to serve.
To “stretch” this recipe and make it more nourishing for my children, I will sometimes serve it over white or brown rice. It’s so delicious on a cold day with crusty bread or rolls. You can also cook the meat as directed on the stovetop and then finish cooking the stew on low all day in your slow cooker.
Here’s the recipe for printing:
- 1 lb bulk sausage
- 8 oz. Old Wisconsin Turkey Bites
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 cups beef broth
- 15 oz. can tomato sauce
- 1 can corn
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can whole white potatoes
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- In a large soup pot, cook and drain the sausage. Add turkey bites and minced garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover and then simmer for 30 minutes.
If you like to cook, and like to try new things, I hope you’ll enter the Buddig and Old Wisconsin “Make It Delish Recipe Contest.” Go to www.makeitdelish.com and submit a recipe that features Buddig and/or Old Wisconsin – plus the secret ingredient for that month. There are cash prizes each month through December 31st, plus a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000! As you can see from the recipe I created, Old Wisconsin products are highly versatile; incorporate them into your favorite side dish, mix into a main entree, or enjoy as a snack. I’m looking forward to seeing the winning entries! For full details and rules, click here.
Here’s how you can follow on social media:
One lucky Zephyr Hill reader will receive a Buddig & Old Wisconsin #MakeItDelish package like I received! It includes:
- 1 branded lunch bag
- 1 branded shopping tote
- 1 branded pencil case
- 1 Free Old Wisconsin coupon (up to $5)
- 1 Free Buddig 2 oz. coupon (up to $.99)
- 1 Free Buddig 16 oz. coupon (up to $4.99)