There’s nothing better than a warm filling meal on a cold night. It’s comforting and makes you want to curl up by the fire. The sausage and peppers are spicy but you can tone down the heat based on your taste preferences. This dish isn’t just filling, it’s cost effective. The total for this recipe is just $2.45 per serving!

White rice lets you really stretch this dish, meaning you’ll probably have leftovers ready for lunch the next day. It’s actually even tastier the day after, as the flavors have a chance to mingle and deepen.

Beans provide a creamy foundation, letting the savory sausage and herbs shine. If you want a milder dish, skip the ancho chili pepper and use half a jalapeno. Serve over rice or with crusty bread for dipping.

Serves 4 as a main dish.

Cajun White Beans with Sausage

Ingredients

1 lb pork or chicken sausage links
½ cup water
1 tbsp butter
1 yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, diced and seeded
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 ½ tsp dried oregano
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp ancho chili pepper
1 tsp salt
1 cup Randall Great Northern Beans, undrained and mashed
1 ½ cups Randall Great Northern Beans, undrained
1 cup chicken stock

Directions

Brown the sausage links in a large skillet on each side on medium-high heat. Add water and cook 8-10 minutes or until sausage reaches 165 degrees. Remove from skillet and set on a plate, covered under a tent of foil.

Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the water from the skillet. Return to the stove and add melt the butter. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeno and saute until soft, about five minutes. Add the garlic, spices, salt and stir, cooking for another 2 minutes.

In a small bowl, add 1 cup of Randall Great Northern Beans and mash with a fork until more than half of the beans are mashed. Add to the skillet along with the additional 1 ½ cup of beans and 1 cup of chicken stock. Bring to a boil and leave uncovered for 5 minutes.

Chop up the sausage links into bite-sized pieces. Add to the skillet and cook for another 2 minutes. The sauce should be thick and creamy. If the sauce is has too much liquid, allow to cook uncovered for another 3-5 minutes.

Are you hungry yet? Head out to the store, and look for Randall’s Great Northern White Beans to make this dish tonight.

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