Beans & Turkey Franks Tuscan-Style

August 13, 2010

Try this dish with Chianti wine and a green salad.

Makes 6 servings (about 1 cup each)

Ingredients
  • 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, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged red beans
  • 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged Great Northern beans
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preparation
  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
  3. 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.
  4. Combine sausage, peppers, and remaining ingredients in 2quart casserole.
  5. Bake, covered for 30 minutes; uncover and bake to desired thickness, about 1 hour.
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