Braised Sausage and Beans

Simmer frozen honey-glazed carrots, beans, and seasonings with kielbasa sausage for a rib-sticking main course that won't break the bank.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
box (10 oz) Green Giant™ frozen honey glazed carrots
1
package (14 oz) fully cooked kielbasa sausage, cut into 4 pieces, halved lengthwise
2
cans (15.5 oz each) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
1/2
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, frozen carrots and sausage; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion and carrots are tender and sausage is no longer pink.
  • 2 Stir in beans, chicken broth and thyme. Heat to boiling. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook about 5 minutes or until hot.

Expert Tips

Other types of sausage or bratwurst or sausage links, can be used in this recipe.

For the dried thyme, substitute 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme from your garden.

If you like other types of beans, trying substituting one can of them for the great northern beans.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
620
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
34%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
1710mg
1710%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
18g
18%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.