Sausage and Bean Stew
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Serves: 2
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 and ½ pounds sweet or hot Italian sausage (I used hot)
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (19 ounce) can cannellini/pinto/whatever you like beans, rinsed and drained (I used pinto)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed, diced, or stewed tomatoes (I used diced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Heat a large saucepan or high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  2. Add the green bell peppers and the onion. Saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add in the minced garlic and quickly saute, about another minute; continue stirring to avoid burning the garlic.
  3. Remove the sausage casing and tear sausage into small pieces with the wooden spoon in the pan as you add it to the pepper and onion mixture. Cook until browned and crumbled, approximately 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add in the tomatoes, beans, then the spices. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly warmed and thickened. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese, with crusty bread, or just on its own! Serves 2 generously.
Adapted From
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at