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Sweet Sausage and Broccoli Rabe with Cranberry Beans

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Category: Italian

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tb Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 lb Italian Sausage; Sweet
  • 1 md Yellow Onion; Peeled And
  • -Chopped
  • 2 sm Carrots; Peeled And Chopped
  • 2 Stalks Celery; Chopped
  • 2 tb Fresh Parsley; Finely
  • -Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic; Peeled And
  • -Minced
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Oregano
  • 2 c Dried Cranberry Beans;
  • -Soaked Overnight
  • 1 lb Broccoli Rabe; Peeled And
  • -Cut 2"
  • Salt And Freshly Ground
  • -Black Pepper


1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, add sausage, and cook,
browning on all sides, for about 15 minutes. Remove sausage from pan, cut
into large pieces, and set aside.

2. Reduce heat to medium-low, add onions and cook until soft, about 20
minutes. Add carrots, celery, and parsley and cook, stirring occasionally,
for about 10 minutes. Add garlic and oregano and cook for 2 minutes more.

3. Return sausage to skillet. Add beans and enough water to cover, about 3
cups. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and
cook until beans are just tender, about 40 minutes. Uncover, increase heat
to medium-high, and reduce liquid by half, about 10 minutes. Add broccoli
rabe, mix well, cover, and cook until rabe is tender, 5-7 minutes. Season
with salt and pepper, then transfer to a large bowl and serve.

Notes: Cranberry beans are usually only found in autumn. If you cook this
in another season, substitute white beans.

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