Italian Franks and Beans


Let’s say your name is “Steve” and you love hot dogs and beans, but your wife, let’s call her “Janet” could do without them.  What do you do? You compromise, after all that’s what marriage is all about, and make this adult version of hot dogs and beans.  At the thought of it you might feel like you’re throwing in the towel, but with one bite you’ll realize you’ve never been more wrong.

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Italian Franks and Beans
1 lb sweet italian sausage
4 c leeks, about 3 or 4 leeks, chopped
2 15.5 oz cans of cannellini beans
1/4 c sun dried tomatoes, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 c arugula, chopped

Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.  Add sausages and cook until brown on all sides and cooked through, about 10 -12 minutes.  In a separate skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add leeks, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes.  Add cannellini beans, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes, cook for another 5 minutes then remove from heat.  Add lemon juice and zest, and arugula; mix to combine.  Portion beans onto plates along with sliced italian sausage, enjoy!


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