October 19, 2011

Spicy Sausage & White Beans

 In honor of "Extra Virgin's" season two's premiere tonight on the Cooking Channel I give you my take on one of Debi & Gabriele's favorites.  So yummy!  Don't you just love them!

Spicy Sausage & White Beans
Adapted from Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos's Recipe
Serves 4

2 Tbs olive oil
8 Turkey sausage links
2 tsp minced garlic
1 pound cherry tomatoes, quartered 
1 Anaheim chili pepper, chopped
1/4 of an onion, chopped
1/3 of a red pepper, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper 
2 (15-ounce) cans cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed 
3 bay leaves
2 handfuls fresh Italian parsley, chopped

Warm the olive oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add the sausages and brown (about 8 minutes). Plate the sausages and reserve.

Add the garlic, onion & peppers to the Dutch oven, and saute until golden brown. Next stir in the chopped tomatoes and and season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, and cover the pan, allowing the sauce to simmer for 10 minutes.  The tomatoes, onions and peppers will have turned into a thick sauce.

Add the browned sausages (and any juice left on the plate), beans, and bay leaves to your sauce. Stir well and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Add the chopped parsley before serving.


StephenC said...

We watched the Cooking Channel a lot before leaving Denver earlier this year. We don't get it in DC now. However, sausages and white beans are the only words I need to hear.

Lara B Knight said...

Stephen -thank you!!!
And my blogging friend I ordered a little book today that has something to do with you! I can't wait to get it. Congrats - amazing accomplishment

Jennifer said...

Yumm-o!!! This is making my mouth water!