Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sausage, Tomato, and White Bean Stew

Sausage, Tomato and White Bean Stew
Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

1 pound sweet Italian sausage (bulk or removed from casings)
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4 cup orzo

In a stockpot over medium heat, cook and break up sausage and until no longer pink. If necessary, drain all but 1 tablespoon fat.

Add onion and saute until softened. Add garlic and seasoning. Add broth, water, beans and tomatoes and stir to combine. Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add orzo and cook for another 10 minutes, uncovered.

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