Tiny French Beans with Smoked Sausage--slow Cooker
|1 pounds smoked turkey sausage; cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces|
|1 tablespoonvegetable oil; use less|
|1/3 cupminced shallots|
|3 garlic cloves; minced|
|2 cupsdried flageolets or other dried white beans; or other white beans--wilsons has these|
|2 cupswater; or part wine|
|1/4 cupminced fresh or 1 tablespoon dried thyme|
|1 teaspooncelery seeds|
|1/4 teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper; or chipotle powder for more flavor|
|1 (14 1/2-ounce) cans fat-free; less-sodium chicken broth|
|1 can (16 oz)Tomatoes; diced, no salt added|
|1 bunchLemon thyme or rosemay|
Tiny French Beans with Smoked Sausage--slow Cooker Preparation
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage; saute 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan, and place in an electric slow cooker. Heat the oil in pan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. NOTE: you can either do this step ahead or skip altogether and just add sausage, shallots and garlic directly into the slow cooker
Sort and wash beans. Add beans, shallot mixture, water, and the remaining ingredients to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 8 hours, until beans are tender.
Add diced tomatoes at end. And garnish with herbs.
Yields a lot--about 8 servings of 1 1/4 cups 8 points per serving.
CALORIES 397 (30% from fat); FAT 13.1g (sat 3.7g,mono 4.3g,poly 3.7g); IRON 5.2mg; CHOLESTEROL 75mg; CALCIUM 143mg; CARBOHYDRATE 41.4g; SODIUM 1105mg; PROTEIN 29.7g; FIBER 8.6g or 8 points per 1 1/4 c serving
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