Beans and Franks Tuscan-Style
This isn't your run-of-the-mill 'beans and franks' we're talking about here.
1 pound Italian turkey sausage links*
1/4 cup water
1 small red bell pepper, sliced
1 small green bell pepper, sliced
1 medium red onion, sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can red beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup dry red wine (optional)
1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Cook sausage in covered skillet over medium heat with 1/4 cup water until sausage is cooked through, about 8 minutes; uncover and continue cooking until sausage is browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Cool slightly; cut into 1/2-inch slices.
- Cook bell peppers, onion and garlic in oil in covered large skillet over medium heat until vegetables are tender and soft, but not browned, about 10 minutes.
- Combine sausage, peppers, and remaining ingredients in 2-quart casserole. Bake, covered, at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes; uncover and bake to desired thickness, about 1 hour.
Makes 6 servings (about 1 cup each).
*Or other Italian sausage links, if desired. Nutritional information is based on turkey sausage.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 300; Fat 10g; % Calories from Fat 28; Potassium 529mg; Carbohydrate 34g; Folate 106mcg; Sodium 1169mg; Calcium 116mg; Protein 22g; Dietary Fiber 10g; Cholesterol 38mg.
Recipe provided courtesy of The Bean Education & Awareness Network.