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Nantucket Baked Beans

No recipe image available.Linguica is a Portuguese smoked sausage traditionally used in many dishes along coastal New England. It is spiced with garlic, cumin and red pepper. Chorizo or another smoked sausage can be substituted.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces smoked sausage or linguica, diced
4 ounces ground beef round
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 (15-ounce) cans kidney or navy beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2/3 cup fresh white bread crumbs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sauté sausage, ground beef, onion and garlic in large skillet until meat is browned and onion is tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Combine meat mixture and remaining ingredients, except bread crumbs, in 2 1/2-quart casserole.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350º (175ºC), uncovered for 1 hour. Sprinkle top of casserole with bread crumbs and bake until crumbs are lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of The Bean Education & Awareness Network.