Greens and Beans Riff

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I’ve had a bunch of  broccoli rabe patiently waiting to receive some attention in my veggie drawer for maybe 2 weeks – tonight was finally its lucky night.  I felt like making something a bit different from my usual Greens and Beans and took my inspiration from a package of chicken sausage I found in the freezer.  These are just about the only sausage I can eat without feeling totally like a stuffed intestine myself – perhaps not the tastiest, most flavorful sausage, but they are fairly low in fat and have some interesting available flavors.  Tonight I was working with the Roasted Pepper and Asiago with mesquite smoke variety and they were perfect for my purpose – a reasonably healthy meal guaranteed to keep me healthy during my upcoming NYC debaucheries. 
Chipotles in adobo add kick and color
This was seriously one of the easiest meals ever – pour a splash of olive oil in a deep pan to brown the sausage (which I had sliced into rounds) and add some minced garlic ~ 4 small cloves.  While these cook, get your greens rinsed and chopped.  Pour in some chicken broth, maybe get a little crazy by adding some chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or perhaps a spoonful of that bacon fat you’ve been hoarding in the fridge.  Live a little, people.  
A little freshly grated Parmesan is always a good idea.
Finish by throwing in your greens and a can of rinsed and drained cannellini beans. Cover, turn to low and about 5 minutes later you’ll have an awesomely delicious meal faster than you could have gotten takeout.  And, if you’re lucky like me, leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch.
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3 responses to “Greens and Beans Riff

  1. my mom was just telling me i should make greens & beans….this looks awesome! im gonna try it out! 🙂

  2. Looks Fab! I love the color combination!!I do a "Poor Man's" sausage every now and then for my family of four. It consists of: sausage – potatoes – red and green peppers – fresh garlic and onions and spices. It's an easy fix and makes for a nice dinner on a cold night. Simple: Pan fry sausage on all sides – par boil potatoes not too soft – and just throw in the rest of ingredients and bake in the oven at about 375. That's it – nothing spectacular – but good just the same.

  3. @Susan – That sounds delicious! Maybe even do it as a brunch item topped with a couple of fried eggs.

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