Thursday, June 25, 2015

Smoked Sausages with White Beans




It's supposed to be 102 degrees today, and it's already hot so I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner that would be quick and easy without heating up the kitchen.  This dish is super easy and quick.  It's also cooked in one pan so there's less cleanup.  This is one of my "pantry dishes", which means that it came about because I was too lazy or tired to go to the store and decided to make something with whatever I had in the freezer and pantry.  Although it's very simple, the flavor is really hearty and satisfying.  In the winter I might serve it with cornbread, but in this heat, I think I'll just make a tomato salad and call it a day.  My recipe is for 2 people with leftovers, so you may need to double or triple it if you need more servings.


Ingredients

1/4 of a medium red onion, diced
1 red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, diced
1 T minced garlic
2 Smoked Sausages (can substitute Italian or any other sausages)
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 can chicken broth
1 Yukon Gold Potato
1 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 t smoked paprika
1/2 t onion powder
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t dried thyme
1 can cannelini beans
1 cup frozen peas or other veg(if desired)

In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil and saute onion, bell pepper, and garlic over medium heat until soft.  Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.  Add sausage and cook, stirring frequently until almost cooked through.  Add tomatoes, chicken broth, potato, and seasonings.  Bring to a boil and lower heat to a simmer.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.  Add beans and peas and continue to simmer until potatoes are cooked through and beans and peas are heated through, about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of your potato dice.  Ready to serve.

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