A great combination of beans, smoked sausage and vegetables in an easy one skillet meal. We've been making this so long I can't even remember where I first got the recipe. It's a staple when we go camping. My teenage daughter and her friends love it. Serve with a green salad and French bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, celery, onion, and garlic; cook and stir for a few minutes, until the onion is transparent. Add the sausage to the skillet, and cook for a few more minutes to brown.

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  • Pour in the kidney beans, cannellini beans and tomatoes, and season with the bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender.

  • Remove bay leaves and discard. Sprinkle parsley over the top, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

467 calories; protein 23.9g; carbohydrates 40.9g; fat 22.4g; cholesterol 38.6mg; sodium 1781mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2011
Delicious beyond reason given the simplicity of this recipe. The only change I made was to add a teaspoon of sugar. I browned the meat and sauteed the veggies then threw everything in the crock pot on low for a couple of hours. When we came in from a cold day outside dinner was ready and it was wonderful. This recipe will go in my box of favorites. Four years later... This recipe is still one of my top ten. My poor recipe card is covered with scribbles. Thought I'd share them with you: DOUBLE THIS! Polish sausage (kielbasa) is better than smoked. Added cooked chicken thigh meat and leftover gravy...yummy. Do NOT use soaked dried beans without cooking first till tender. Tomatoes will inhibit cooking of beans. 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar Doubled and used one can Ro-Tel tomatoes and one can regular...delicious Beans used so far: Kidney cannelini great northern navy black garbanzo lima Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2006
This was indeed a quick recipe; I only gave it three stars because it was so quick. There's a lack of of flavor due to its quick simmering time. I added leftover ham and 1/2 cup of white wine from another poster's suggestion and it tasted ok but I like a cassoulet with more "depth" and complexity. For me I will make cassoulets with a longer cooking time. Read More
(14)
122 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2011
Delicious beyond reason given the simplicity of this recipe. The only change I made was to add a teaspoon of sugar. I browned the meat and sauteed the veggies then threw everything in the crock pot on low for a couple of hours. When we came in from a cold day outside dinner was ready and it was wonderful. This recipe will go in my box of favorites. Four years later... This recipe is still one of my top ten. My poor recipe card is covered with scribbles. Thought I'd share them with you: DOUBLE THIS! Polish sausage (kielbasa) is better than smoked. Added cooked chicken thigh meat and leftover gravy...yummy. Do NOT use soaked dried beans without cooking first till tender. Tomatoes will inhibit cooking of beans. 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar Doubled and used one can Ro-Tel tomatoes and one can regular...delicious Beans used so far: Kidney cannelini great northern navy black garbanzo lima Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2006
This recipe was amazing! I didn't drain the tomatoes as was recommended. I also used Great Northern instead of cannellini beans and saved a little bit of the bean juice to add to the sauce. For extra flavor I added a splash of red wine and I used red pepper flakes instead of the thyme. Served with rice it was DELICIOUS! Read More
(27)
Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2006
This was indeed a quick recipe; I only gave it three stars because it was so quick. There's a lack of of flavor due to its quick simmering time. I added leftover ham and 1/2 cup of white wine from another poster's suggestion and it tasted ok but I like a cassoulet with more "depth" and complexity. For me I will make cassoulets with a longer cooking time. Read More
(14)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2009
This has become a standard in our house because it is tasty hearty filling fast and I always have the stuff at hand. I keep some sausage in the freezer and it mostly just needs pantry items. I do doctor beyond the recipe adding wine broth red pep flakes parmesan cheese as a garnish serve with garlic bread and a salad... we like this okay. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2006
I made this dish for dinner tonight and it was a hit! I use the undrained tomatoes as was recommended by the original poster. I also added 1/2 cup of sauvignon blanc and 1/2 cup of chicken stock because I wanted to have a saucier dish. I doubled the amount of sausage and used 1 teaspoon of herbs de provence instead of tyme. My husband went back for seconds and thirds! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2006
As suggested I did not drain my tomatoes and used Great Northern Beans since I had no canellini's on hand. Great hearty recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2006
I think this would have been better if i had remembered to drain the beans before adding them to the pot..it was a bit too thick..i also added red wine as suggested by others which gave it a nice flavor. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/06/2006
When something seems too easy it usually is. I made this based on the high reviews but it was bland and had no flavor. Not very good at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2006
yummy and healthy too! Read More
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