Friday, March 6, 2009

Tiny French Beans with Smoked Sausage

8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
* 2 pounds smoked turkey sausage, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 1/3 cup minced shallots
* 3 garlic cloves, minced
* 2 cups dried flageolets or other dried white beans, (about 1 pound)
* 2 cups water
* 1/4 cup minced fresh or 1 tablespoon dried thyme
* 1 teaspoon celery seeds
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage; sauté 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan, and place in an electric slow cooker. Heat the oil in pan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Sort and wash beans. Add beans, shallot mixture, water, and the remaining ingredients to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high 8 hours or until beans are tender.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 397 (30% from fat)
Fat: 13.1g (sat 3.7g,mono 4.3g,poly 3.7g)
Protein: 29.7g
Carbohydrate: 41.4g
Fiber: 8.6g
Cholesterol: 75mg
Iron: 5.2mg
Sodium: 1105mg
Calcium: 143mg

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recipes by: Lora Brody, Cooking Light
Photography: Jim Bathie; Styling: Jan Gautro


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