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Thread: White Bean Sweet Italian Sausage Stew

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    White Bean Sweet Italian Sausage Stew

    not sure if this is a soup, stew, or chili, but making it the 2nd time right now, I figured I'd better document it.

    This makes about 6.5 quarts, I cooked it in my 8qt stock pot.

    2# sweet Italian sausage
    4 cans white beans (low sodium S&W brand this time, think I used cannelli beans last time)
    1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
    3-4 yellow onions, chopped
    4 pasilla peppers (use green or anaheim if you prefer)
    6 cups water
    2 Tbsp chicken bullion
    1 Tbsp salt


    and resist the urge to add seasoning until it's stewed for 20 minutes, the spices in the sausage provide most of the flavor.

    Whenever I make chili, spaghetti sauce, etc I leave the ground meat as untouched as possible which means I cook it in the brick and break it down just a little - I watch people break their burger down to individual BB sized things, I like it more substantial like meatballs.

    So brown the sausage & break it up just a bit (~10 minutes), then add the peppers, onions, this time I added 2 chopped carrots, and let the veggies start to soften while the meat finishes cooking. I didn't track time but I bet it was 20 minutes. Then I added the beans (liquid & all - just started doing that about a month ago), tomatoes, ~6 cups water, bullion, & brought to a simmer for maybe 10 minutes then turned off the heat.

    I ate the last bowl from the freezer yesterday & made it again for dinner today. It's surprisingly good, I'll probably keep making small variations like I do with the chili recipe I've been using for the last 10 years.


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    TVWBB Diamond Member Len Dennis's Avatar
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    Well, whatever you call it, it looks great. Next time, switch up the sweet for hot sausage (rather than adding other spices) or sub a cup of red wine instead of the water. That little change may be just the ticket.
    Last edited by Len Dennis; 12-27-2018 at 06:54 AM.
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