I pulled this recipe out of one of those little grocery aisle booklets. This one is from Taste of Home and it’s definitely a keeper. It comes together fairly quickly, especially if you assemble a few things ahead of time, you could throw it together after work and have a 30 minute meal :)
Tips: If you would like to make some things ahead of time I suggest doing the following and refrigerating them until ready to cook:
- trimming and cutting up the green beans
- Combining the canned tomatoes, tomato paste and oregano
- brown the ground beef, italian sausage and onion, drain
1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb bulk mild Italian sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (15 oz) cannellini or white kidney beans (the recipe says rinsed and drained, I just dumped them in)
2 cups cut fresh green beans
1 can (14.5 oz) Italian stewed tomatoes
1 cup vegetable broth (I use a 15 oz can)
1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 bunch escarole, trimmed and torn (I don’t use this)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook the beef, sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add cannellini, green beans, tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, oregano, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add escarole (again, I skip this); cover and simmer 5 minutes longer or until escarole is wilted. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Yield: 6 servings.
Original recipe on Taste of Home here