You now, some nights I just don’t feel like cooking. Last night was one of those nights. A friend of the family made some homemade sausages for me about a months ago and I had the last batch in my freezer so I thought I’d make a meal out of those.
I stared at the contents of my pantry for a few minutes when I finally opted for a can of mixed beans (even though I have a ton of dry beans to choose from – it would have taken too long) and a can of chopped tomatoes.
Fifteen minutes later, I had a hearty dinner ready to go and I didn’t have to spend too much time in the kitchen prepping it.
Sausage & Beans
4 whole sausages, any kind
2 whole cloves garlic, finely sliced
1 14oz can mixed beans, drained and rinsed
1 14oz can chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
fresh thyme sprigs (optional)
Pan fry sausages in a pan with olive oil and thyme and garlic. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the sausages are golden brown. Be sure to stir occasionally so the sausages brown evenly.
Add the mixed beans and chopped tomatoes with their liquid. Bring to a simmer. Partially cover and cook for another 10 to 12 minutes. Test a sausage to see if it is cooked through and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve in bowls with corn bread or a gluten free crusty bread for those with gluten allergies.
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