Sausage With White Beans & Tomatoes

This recipe is one of my favorite go-to's when I'm short on time, patience, and groceries.  It uses pantry staples, and comes together in a pinch.  And the whole family loves it, so it's a win-win for everyone!  I adapted this recipe from Bon Apetit - their version looks just as simple, so you can try either one.


Sausage With White Beans & Tomatoes
4 garlic cloves chopped
6 Italian sausages (I use spicy but you can use sweet as well) - casings removed
1 can white kidney beans
1 can chopped tomatoes (or crushed, or whole - but you will have to break them up as you cook)
2 fresh sage sprigs
1 c water
Any other seasonings you like - I add some onion powder, garlic powder, pinch of cayenne, seasoning salt, black pepper

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; saute until, about 2 minutes. Add sausages; sauté until browned and crumbled up, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes with their juice (do not drain) and sage. Simmer 5 minutes. Add beans and 1 cup water. Cover and simmer until sausages are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer until sauce thickens, if desired. Season as preferred (see above for suggestions).

Delicious!  I have served this over rice, or along side a salad or even with some crusty bread to soak up the juices.  Your choice, anything goes!