Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cassoulet -style turkey sausages with white beans

One of my dear friends from Seattle mailed me this recipe. It is adapted from a cookbook titled, All You Need To Know for Easy Get-Togethers, P. Anderson. I still have not picked up the book~this one would be great for those quick dinners I like to prepare. I call this my perfect Sunday meal....throw in a salad and freshly bread and there you have it!

Serves 8

2 pounds of turkey sausage or Italian sausage links
3 pints of cherry tomatoes or one large can of diced tomatoes
4 large cloves of garlic, sliced
1 medium onion, cut into chunks
3 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
2 Teaspoons of dried thyme
3 Bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
3 cans of undrained white beans

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Mix the sausages, tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil,vinegar,thyme, bay leaves salt and pepper into heavy roasting pan. Roast in oven until the sausages are brown and tomatoes have reduced to thick sauce, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and stir in beans and continue to cook until casserole has heated through, about ten minutes later.
Store leftovers in refrigerator and warm on stovetop for instant dinner the next night! My hubby suggested I throw in some mushrooms~sounds good to me! He loved this meal! Thank you Carrie for sending this along!


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Seattle ... Sunday ... perhaps I can make that. Funny thing. The Cassoulet I had in Seattle several years ago was worlds better than the 3 I've gotten in Paris. Funny or strange but true.
Love cassoulet.

Simona said...

Sounds good to me too. I like the color of the pan in the top photo!