5-Ingredient Sausage and Bean Chili
All five Ingredients available today in The Hickories Farm Store
The prep for this dish is super easy and the beans almost cook themselves, low and slow. A versatile dinner for TV-night - whether it's the Super Bowl of Winter Olympics - serve this with pantry staples like rice, egg noodles or tortilla chips. Let us know how you modified your version and we'll share your success stories on our social media!
- 1 package Hickories pork or lamb sausage
- 4 small onions, chopped
- 1-2 small cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 package Hickories dried beans, rinsed
- 1 jar Hickories Marinara Sauce
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Place the sausage in a skillet over low heat. The fat from the sausage will start to render, eliminating the need for additional oil, and you can turn up the heat to medium so the sausage will brown. Once the sausage is a nice caramelized color, remove it to a plate (lined with a little paper towel) and drain all but 1-2 tablespoons of the fat from the pan. Turn down the heat and add the chopped onion, sautéing it for 5-10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another 5 minutes until it has softened, taking care NOT to brown this mixture as it will get bitter Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add the rinsed beans. When the water comes back to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, again salt and pepper to taste. Cook the beans until most of the water has evaporated and they are still somewhat firm (45-60 minutes.) Add the marinara and onion/garlic mixture. Slice the sausages and add them to the pot. Continue to cook until the beans are soft to the bite and the Marinara has thickened a bit. Adjust salt, pepper, and seasoning to your liking.
Serve and enjoy!
Recipe credit to Margarita Vatis