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Italian Sausage and White Beans

Recipe Information

  • 1 lb (.5 kg). spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml). olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large red pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups (700 ml) drained, cooked white beans, such as cannellini, rinsed
  • 1 cup (225 ml) dry white wine
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). dried thyme
  • arugula, optional
  • Cut the sausages in 1-inch lengths.
  • Place them in a large skillet with a lid, add 1/4 cup (60 ml) water, and cook covered over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Uncover, raise the heat to medium, and cook until the sausages are browned outside and no longer pink in the center, 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain fat and keep the sausages warm.
  • Saute the onion and pepper in oil until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the beans, wine and thyme, raise the heat to high, and cook until most of the wine is absorbed, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add sausage and warm thoroughly.
  • Spread arugula over the serving platter and top with bean mixture.