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Meaty Bean Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours

Makes

8 servings

"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

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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