Over the past few weeks we’ve had some really cold days in the Ozarks. Cold days outside make me want to cozy up in the house with a hearty pot of deliciousness simmering on the stove. That being said, I want to share with you this Winter Hearty Sausage and White Beans.
I love that this is a one pot meal!
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How To Make Winter Hearty Sausage and White Beans
This pot of awesomeness starts either the night before or in the early morning (if you’re using dried beans).
- Soak 2 cups of dried white beans in double the amount of water and 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar for 8 hours. This old time method of soaking breaks down the hard outer coating, phytic acid, which makes the beans easier to digest. Drain and rinse the beans and cook until tender. Canned beans may be used instead of dried.
- While the beans are cooking, sauté onion and brown sausage in butter.
- Remove the sausage from the Dutch oven and cut into small chunks. (I used links. Substitute ground if you like.)
- Once the beans are done drain most of the water off, add them to the onions and sausage. Next, add 3-4 cups of your favorite bone broth. Season with 3 teaspoons of salt (or to your taste), 2 teaspoons of garlic, one teaspoon of oregano and one tablespoon of chopped chives.
- Using garlic, and oregano gives this Winter Hearty dish an extra special kick. The garlic and oregano are both great for your immune system boasting antiviral/antibacterial properties. Once you’ve added the seasonings, add 1/2 can of coconut milk.
- Simmer this warming meal for 30 minutes.
Winter Hearty Sausage and White Beans
- Dutch Oven
- 2 cups white beans
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 pound sausage substitute 10 sausage links for ground sausage
- 1 tbsp butter substitute any nondairy fat for dairy free
- 1/2 can coconut milk
- 3 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano substitute basil for oregano
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- If using dried beans, soak the night before for 7 hours in double the amount of water and 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Saute onion and brown sausage in butter.
- Once beans are tender, drain most of liquid.
- Add onion and sausage to the beans.
- Add chicken broth, salt, garlic, chives, oregano, and coconut milk to the beans.
- Simmer for 30 minutes.
- For extra creaminess, serve with shredded cheddar cheese on top.
- For this recipe, I used dried beans that were soaked. Salt the beans while cooking. Canned beans can certainly be used. Salt the canned beans if salt is not added.
- I have used sausage links and cut into bite sized pieces. May substitute 1 pound of ground sausage.
- Add shredded cheddar cheese for extra creaminess.
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SIDE NOTE: This is a kid tested and approved meal!
One tip I’ll leave you with, add shredded cheddar cheese to the top for extra creaminess.
I hope you enjoy this nice hearty meal. Leave me a comment when ya get a chance to try it.