Recipe: Skillet Beans and Gluten Free Sausage

Mmm.... beans and sausage, it's what's for dinner...

Mmm.... beans and sausage, it's what's for dinner.

Recipe number two:  White beans and sausage.  This is one of my favorites and something we have with a fair regularity.  It keeps well, it’s cheap to make and well… it’s delicious.

2 cups dried white beans
1 package Lil’ Smokies or other GF sausage
1 bunch cilantro
Salt and Pepper to taste
Dehydrated onions to taste


1.  The night before you’re ready to make beans, soak your white beans in at least 4 cups of hot water.  You’ll be draining off most of the water tomorrow, so measurement doesn’t have to be exact, so long as there’s plenty for the beans to absorb.

2.  When you’re ready to cook your beans, first take out your sausage and brown it in a 12″ skillet (if required).  Then dump in beans, and just enough water to cover the whole lot.  Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle on your dehydrated onions.  Cook over low or med-low for 4-6 hours, stirring regularly and adding water as they dry out.  Ideally, you want just a little water in the bottom of the pan when you’re done.

3.  When your beans are beginning to be crumbly, but aren’t done yet, chop and add the cilantro and stir it in well.  Cook another half hour to hour, or until beans are soft, but not mush.  Serve with cornbread or a side of fruit salad.


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