This recipe appears to be time-consuming, yet it's only 5 ingredients, making it an ideal mid-week meal. Canned white beans, tomato sauce, and Italian sausage- add some thickly shaved parmesan cheese and a loaf of crusty buttered bread and you'll have an Italian feast in under an hour!
- 1 lb Italian Sausage
- 1 can Beans - White, Borlotti or Chic Peas
- 1 can (28 oz) Tomato
- Olive Oil
- Parmigiano or Locatelli
- Crusty Bread
If you’re using dried beans get them soaking and cooked before you start. If you’re not in a dried bean kinda mood, grab a can, drain it, rinse it. Done.
Next, brown your sausage over medium heat. You want it to cook slowly here so the fat starts to render and it gets nice and golden brown on both sides. After your sausage is browned, add in your tomatoes and beans. If using whole canned tomatoes like I did, squeeze em to break them up a bit.
Let your sausage, tomatoes and beans simmer for 20 minutes. Check for salt. I typically don’t need to add any since the sausage is usually salty enough. But you make the call here.
Now to serve it up. A good drizzle of olive oil, some Parmesan or Locatelli is a good idea, and crusty bread. Oh, and a beer would be a good bet here too!