Nantucket Baked Beans
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.
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
- Sauté sausage, ground beef, onion and garlic in large skillet until meat is browned and onion is tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well.
- Combine meat mixture and remaining ingredients, except bread crumbs, in 2 1/2-quart casserole.
- 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.