Monday, October 8, 2012

new recipe White bean & sausage stew

Can I just mention first that I am so happy that it is cold again.  This summer I realized that I am happier eating and cooking soups and stews.  Here is a great one.

White Bean & Sausage Stew

Prep 15 minutes
Cook 4 hours 30 min
Serves 4
Cost: $2.14

6 3 oz Italian sausage links (I used sweet sausage)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 – 15 oz cans white beans (Great Northern or navy), drained and rinsed
1 28oz canned tomatoes, chopped
1 Tbsp fresh Thyme or 1 tsp dried
salt and pepper to taste

Poke sausages and place in a nonstick skillet.  Add ¼ cup water, bring to boil.  Lower heat and cook sausages turning, until lightly brown and water has evaporated.  Transfer to plate.  To skillet add oil, onions and garlic.  Stir often about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and beans and thyme.

Put half of skillet mixture into crock pot.  Place sausages on top and cover with remaining skillet mixture.  Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.  Check and add water, if necessary, cook for 2 more hours.

Remove sausages and slice thick.  Put back in cooker for another 20 minutes.


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