BEANS WITH TURKEY SAUSAGE
  • 1 pound Beans
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, sliced into 1" pieces
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 12-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cups water

In a stockpot, sauté onion and sausage in olive oil until sausage is lightly browned, add garlic, green and red bell peppers. Sauté an additional 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 hours until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and crusty Italian bread.