yet another sausage & bean stew

Ingredients

  • 3 fresh hot italian sausages
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 medium leeks, green + white parts only, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 1 tsp hot pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1.5 cup mixed cooked grains*

Method

  1. Cook sausages in a 4 qt (or so) pot until done. Remove to a plate and slice into bite-sized pieces. Set aside for now.
  2. Add oil to the pot and heat over med. Toss in the leeks, onion, garlic, celery, pepper flakes, and thyme. Saute for 7-8 mins.
  3. Return sliced sausages to the pot, and saute for another 2-3 mins.
  4. Add diced tomatoes with juice. Heat until simmering then turn down to low. Simmer on low for 30 mins or so.
  5. Add beans and grains and continue to simmer for at least 20-30 mins. Longer is better.

That’s it. Excellent vehicle for cholula sauce and crusty buns.

* I do a 2:2:1 combo mixed grains of quinoa:hulled barley:wild rice. It’s crazy yummy and useful for lots of things.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s