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Sausage, Cannellini, and Tomato Ragout

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

We speed up this traditionally slow-cooked stew by swapping out pork shoulder for spiced sausage and deglazing the pan with red wine for added depth and richness. You can also use hot turkey Italian sausage or lean ground sirloin.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 3/4 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can unsalted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

Nutrition Information

  • calories 288
  • fat 17.2 g
  • satfat 5.3 g
  • monofat 8.6 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 18 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 32 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 489 mg
  • calcium 63 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring to crumble. Remove sausage from pan. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add tomato paste and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add wine; cook 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in stock and next 5 ingredients (through beans); reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 8 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cooked sausage and oregano.

Cook's Notes

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