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Meaty Bean Casserole Recipe
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"Bean" in the mood for some filling fare to serve your family? Nothing fits the bill quite like this recipe. Two kinds of meat make it doubly delicious.—Kathy Both, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 4 cans (15 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 12 to 16 ounces smoked sausage links, halved and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 334 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1056mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein .

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the chicken and sausage in oil until for about 10 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  2. In the drippings, saute the onion, red pepper and garlic for 5 minutes. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, broth, thyme, pepper, chicken and sausage.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake 45 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Meaty Bean Casserole in Country Woman January/February 2000, p40

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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sunflwerchick 73641
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2009

"Good hearty meal. My 3 kids all ate and enjoyed it without me constantly reminding them to eat their food. I only used 2 cans of Great Northern beans and 1 can of Red beans, then topped it all with shredded cheese. Very Good!!!!"

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