Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Crockpot Sausage Ragout and Green Beans

Tonight we had Crock Pot Sausage Ragout and Carmelized Green Beans.  This dinner was delicious!  I used a recipe from the Italian Crockpot Cookbook mentioned a few posts ago, and basically made it my own.  We loved it, and we really liked the green beans too.  They both received 9's from us.  The green beans were 114 calories/4 oz of green beans, because I left out the bacon grease and the olive oil,  and the Ragout with pasta was 270 calories for 3/4 cup.  Here is the recipe for the ragout:
Sausage Ragout
1 lb mild Italian Sausage
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, diced
14 oz left over marinara sauce
Seasoned Salt
Crushed Red Pepper
Any other seasonings
1/2 c cream
Crumble the sausage and add to crock pot along with all the other ingredients except the cream.  Cook on high for 3 hours, then low for 1 1/2 hours.  Add the cream, stir well, then cook on low for 1 more hour.  Serve.

We served ours with whole wheat penne, and I didn't brown the meat or soften the garlic and onions first, just dumped it all in the crockpot.  Everything cooked up so well.  Tomorrow we're trying Pioneer Woman's Honey Plum Soy Chicken.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this pasta, and now I get to eat it all for Lunch!