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This ethnic recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 2 (14.5-oz) cans of Cannellini (white) beans
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp. salad oil
  • 2 c. fresh tomatoes, chopped or 1 (14.5-oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 5 shallots, sliced (or sliced onions)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • Some parsley
  • 1 lb. spicy sausage, either smoked or cooked (chorizo will work)


Heat the oil in a pan. Add the chopped vegetables and saute until tender. Put the beans and vegetables in a large pot. Add the sausage and cook for 20 minutes on low heat or place in a 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes.

Makes four servings.

Per serving: 290 calories, 15 grams (g) fat, 15 g protein, 24 g carbohydrate and 1060 milligrams (mg) sodium

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