Sausage and Bean Ragoût

This hearty and colorful stew packed with sausage, onion, tomatoes, beans, pasta, spinach leaves and Romano cheese is sure to satisfy even the hungriest family member.

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground beef
1 pound hot Italian pork sausage, casing removed
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 1/2 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth (regular, Natural GoodnessTM or Certified Organic)
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes seasoned with garlic, oregano and basil
1 (16 ounce) can white kidney beans (cannellini), rinsed and drained
1/2 cup uncooked elbow pasta
1 (6 ounce) package fresh baby spinach leaves, washed
1/3 cup grated Romano cheese

Directions

Heat oil in saucepot over medium-high heat. Add beef, sausage and onion and cook until meats are browned, stirring to separate meat. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.

Add broth, basil, tomatoes and beans. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pasta and cook until pasta is done.

Add spinach and cook just until spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Serve with additional cheese.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (about 1 3/4 cups each): Calories: 538; Total Fat: 29 g; Saturated Fat: 9 g; Cholesterol: 78 mg; Sodium: 1320 mg; Total Carbohydrates: 33 g; Protein: 35 g

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