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Organic Italian Sausage Skillet with Beans

This recipe calls for organic sausage, but it also works with virtually any kind of fresh sausage and sturdy fresh greens.

Serves 4


  • 1 head escarole, leaves separated, washed, and torn into pieces
  • Salt
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 Applegate Organic Sweet Italian Sausages cut crosswise into 1"thick pieces
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 28-oz can whole peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1 15.5-oz can white beans, such as navy, great Northern, or cannellini, drained
  • 2 heads Belgian endive or 1 small head radicchio, rinsed, trimmed, and quartered
  • Freshly ground black pepper

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  1. Blanch the escarole in a large skillet of boiling salted water over medium-high heat until just wilted, about 30 seconds.
  2. Drain and set the greens aside.
  3. Wipe the skillet dry, add the oil, and heat over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the sausages and cook until browned all over, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are soft, 2 - 3 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes, crushing them with your hand as you add them to the skillet, then add the canning juices.
  7. Add the blanched greens, Belgian endive or radicchio, and the beans.
  8. Season to your taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Stir well to combine.
  10. Cook until the endive or radicchio wilt and the brothy skillet juices thicken slightly, about 5 minutes.

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