Italian Sausage Bean Bake

Author: Canadian Living

Your favourite pasta sauce, such as spicy tomato or basil, combines with navy or kidney beans for a quick dinner.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2004

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 lean Italian sausages (about 1 lb/500 g)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper chopped
  • 2 navy beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (675 ml) pasta sauce
  • 1 whole grain bread
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted

Method

In large heatproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown sausages, turning once, about 5 minutes. Set aside on plate; drain off any fat. Cut into 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick slices.

In same skillet, fry onion and red pepper over medium heat until onion is softened, about 4 minutes. Return sausages to pan. Stir in beans and pasta sauce; bring to boil.

Meanwhile, in food processor, whirl bread into fine crumbs. Add parsley and butter; pulse to moisten. Sprinkle over beans. Bake in 450°F (230°C) oven until bubbly and topping is golden, about 10 minutes.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 2332 mg
  • Protein 37 g
  • Calories 641.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Cholesterol 57 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 69 g

%RDI

  • Iron 45.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 63.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 14.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 15.0
  • Vitamin C 70.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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