Beans and Sweet Italian Sausage

READY IN: 40mins
Top Review by Lorac

Love at first sight! A simple peasant food that depends on a subtle layering of flavors. I changed the cooking sequence - browned the sausage in 1 tbls of oil, added the garlic and sage and cooked them for 1 minute before adding the tomatoes and beans. I added a few splashes of Tuscan red wine and served it with a bit of grated Romano cheese. Simple pleasures!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the olive oil and garlic in a heavy saucepan that will hold the sausage in a single layer.
  2. Place it over medium-high heat and saute the garlic cloves until lightly browned on all sides.
  3. While garlic is browning, coarsely chop the fresh sage.
  4. When the garlic has browned, discard it.
  5. Add the sage to the pan and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes and beans.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Add the sausage.
  9. When tomatoes begin to bubble, turn the heat down to medium-low.
  10. Cover the pan and cook at a gentle simmer until the sausages feel tender when pricked with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  11. Check the pan occasionally and add a little water if all the liquid evaporates before the sausages are done.

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