Baked Cannellini Beans With Italian Sausage
This dish is so easy to make and is an excellent weeknight meal coupled with a tossed salad and a nice hunk of crusty bread. This dish can be served as either a main dish or side dish.
2 Cups Cooked Cannellini Beans (Cooked Dried or Canned)
1/4 Pound Diced Bacon
1 Pound Sweet Italian Sausage
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil
2 Cups Tomato Sauce
2 Cups Chicken Broth
4 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
3 Tablespoons Parsley
Preheat your oven to 350º F. Drain the cannellini beans in a strainer, but do not rinse them. Set aside. In a medium size Dutch oven sauté the sausage, garlic and the bacon over a medium heat for 8 minutes or until well cooked. Add the pepper, parsley, basil, tomato sauce, chicken broth and cannellini beans. Give a good stir and put the lid on. Bake for 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Serves 4 as a main dish.