Sausage bake with beans and broccoli rabe

The pleasure of a one-skillet meal is in building flavor from top to bottom: first on the stovetop by browning the sausages and aromatics, then adding the green...

By: Anna Decker / 06/14/2016

The skillet bubbles away in the oven to create a rich and velvety sauce that gets happily soaked up with crusty ciabatta rolls. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

What you'll need: ¾ pound sweet Italian sausages 6 oz yellow onion 1 large clove garlic 0.1 oz fresh rosemary 5–6 oz broccoli rabe ½ tsp fennel seed 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar 8 oz chicken broth 15 oz can cannellini beans 2 ciabatta rolls coarse salt olive oil

Equipment: large ovenproof skillet

Recipe steps: 1. Prep ingredients Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut sausage into 2–3-inch pieces. Halve, peel, and chop onion. Peel and finely chop garlic. Pick rosemary leaves from stems and finely chop leaves. Trim stems from broccoli rabe and half lengthwise if thick.

  1. Brown sausage Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Add sausages and cook until browned, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes. Transfer sausages to a plate.

  2. Sauté aromatics Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet and add onion, garlic, and fennel seed. Cook, stirring until onion is softened and golden, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add greens Add broccoli rabe and ½ teaspoon salt and cook stirring until starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add vinegar and chicken broth and bring to a boil, scraping the bottom of the pan.

  4. Add beans and sausages Stir in the beans with their liquid and the rosemary. Nestle in the sausages and transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake until bubbling, about 15 minutes.

  5. Toast bread Cut ciabatta rolls open through the middle and place in the oven to toast during the last 5 minutes of sausages cooking. Serve bread with sausage bake for soaking up sauce. Enjoy!

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