Monday, August 31, 2015

Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)

Dinner Tonight: Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies)




The hot and humid weather has settled back in for at least the next 5-6 days, and it is very humid out there this morning. After Breakfast I went to Kroger, I was all out of Apples. The Honey Crisp Apples are back in stock! The first batch they are getting in are huge and taste fantastic! Love it when they are in season. Late afternoon I had to go back to the optometrist for one last check for Glaucoma. Glad that's over! For dinner tonight frozen leftovers. I reheated Beans and Smoked Turkey Sausage (Beans and Weenies).





I had made this about 4 days ago and froze the leftovers. And while checking the freezer out for something to prepare for dinner I thought why not the Beans and Sausage again. I love this dish; easy to prepare and nothing but good! So I sat it in the fridge overnight to thaw. Then at dinnertime added the Beans and Sausage to a small sauce pan and reheated on low until heated through. The dish freezes and reheats perfect. Excellent Dish! Also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread to go with it. I reposted the original post from the other day below which has the recipe.



While growing up who didn’t like the old-fashioned Campbell’s Beans and Weenies! So tonight it’s
Beans and Weenies, but I kicked this version up a bit. I used 1 Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausage (sliced into thin bite size pieces), 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, 1 can of Bush’s Cannellini Beans, 1 can Joan of Arc Spicy Chili Beans, 1/4 cup of Red Onion (Chopped), 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon Ground Mustard, 1 tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar, Liquid Smoke (Optional and to taste), a couple of shakes (or more) of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and 2 cups of Jack Daniel’s Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce (or to taste).




Plus it’s another one of those delicious one pot meals. I used a small size Dutch Oven that I had
sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. Added all the ingredients except for the Turkey Smoked Sausage to the Dutch Oven, and stirred until well mixed. I turned the stove on medium low, covered the pot and just let simmer. Another set it and forget recipe! After I got the Beans started I fried up 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, actually I fried 5 slices. Always remember when preparing Bacon to always add 2 extra slices. Because you know you’ll grab a couple of slices, it’s called the Bacon Factor or bacon Math. I fried it up nice and crisp and when done crumbled it up into small pieces and added it to the Beans. Bacon and beans are such a natural combo, Bacon gives it that wonderful smoky flavor.




You could make this in a crock pot on low and let it go all day or by using a medium size sauce pan
and get done even quicker. I love dishes that you can set low and let them simmer. After a couple of hours I sliced up one of the Butterball Hardwood Smoked Turkey Sausages and added it to the Beans. I then increased the heat to medium for about another 1/2 hour and then reduced it back down to medium low until it was time for dinner. A good Hearty Meal tonight. You have the smokiness of the Bacon and Liquid Smoke, the Sweetness and Tang of the BBQ Sauce, the Spices, along with the Smoked Turkey Sausage and Beans. I just love all the flavors, a real comfort food favorite of mine! Another plus is the cleanup, just one dutch Oven to clean. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice cream Bar.





BUSH’S® CANNELLINI BEANS
Originally from Italy, cannellini beans are quite popular in the U.S. Their silky texture and nutty flavor make them a go-to bean for pasta dishes, tuna salads and, of course, minestrone. We pick large, smooth beans with a shiny finish to ensure hearty flavor. Try them in Reduced Sodium!

BUSH’S® Cannellini Beans add 7 g of protein and 6 g of fiber per serving to your favorite recipes, like tuna and pasta salads.

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