Sicilian Homemade Sausages with Beans Stew

Slices of Sicilian sausages with beans in a tomato sauce on a wooden table.

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A simple and delicious one-pan recipe of homemade Sicilian Sausages with beans made using tomatoes, chopped onions, celery, garlic, and hot pepper. An easy recipe that you can make in just one pan or you can use your slow cooker for that. An ideal midweek meal when you have a lot to do in your house and you look for something that will need your minimum attention.

This recipe is so easy to put together. Also, is very versatile. You can replace the ingredients as you want. Don’t like celery? You can add more chopped onions instead to the pan. Also, you can add into this recipe chopped carrots or parsnip. If you don’t like the beans, you can replace them with chickpeas or lentils.

Also, in the end, you can add some fresh chopped parsley, cilantro, or chopped spring onions to your plate. This will give you an addition of color and taste to the plate.

Slices of Sicilian sausages with beans in a tomato sauce.

You can serve these Sicilian sausages near some crusty bread, near traditional Focaccia Genovese, or near a salad if you plan to make this dish in the warm period of the year.

For this recipe, I made my own Homemade Sicilian Sausages, but of course, you can use any commercial sausages that you will find at your supermarket.

If you have some time, I highly encourage you to make your own homemade sausages and to keep them in your freezer. They can get handy from time to time.

Slices of Sicilian sausages with beans in a tomato sauce.

What Ingredients you will need:

Ingredients for the homemade Sicilian Sausages with red and white beans.
  • 2 Cups of Canned Red Beans. If you want, you can use only one type of beans.
  • 2 Cups of Canned White Beans.
  • 7-8 Sausages. I served 2 sausages per person.
  • 2 Cups of Tomato Sauce.
  • 1 Cup of Water.
  • 1 Medium Onion.
  • 2 garlic cloves.
  • 1 Celery.
  • Chili Pepper.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

How to Make Sicilian Sausages with Beans?

Set the High temperature (300F° / 150C°) on the slow cooker. Pour the olive oil into the pan and brown the Sausages for approximately 2 and a half minutes on each side.

Homemade Sicilian Sausage in a slow cooker.

Our purpose is to caramelize the sausages in the exterior, to give them a slight crust. This will help us to keep the juice inside and to obtain a more intense taste for the sausages.

You should get a similar result:

Fried homemade Italian Sausages in black pan.

Remove the sausages from the slow cooker and place them on a plate until we will cook the rest of the ingredients.

After that, in the oil in which we just fried the sausages, add over chopped onions, celery, garlic, and hot pepper. Brown all the vegetables for about 5 minutes.

Quick Note: If you don’t like some of the vegetables that I used in this recipe – you can omit them or replace them with what you like more.

If you want to add more vegetables, at this stage, you can add carrots, bell peppers, celery root, or parsnips.

Fried chopped onions, celery and sliced hot peppers.

After that, pour the tomato sauce over our vegetables and let them cook for about 10 minutes.

Frying tomato sauce with onions and hot peppers.

Add the canned beans (I used 2 cups of canned white beans and 2 cups of canned red beans, just to ger a richer color palette into the plate. You can use only one type of beans).

Red and white beans in a tomato sauce.

Right after the beans, add a glass of water, a pinch of salt and black pepper.

White and red canned beans with salt and pepper.

Mix well all the ingredients and taste if need to adjust the salt and pepper to your taste.

Tomato sauce with white and red beans.

Now, it’s time to return the sausages back to the slow cooker over our “vegetable stew”. Select the “Low temperature” mode, or set it manually the temperature to 195F° / 90C°. Let the sausages cook for about two hours.

Homemade Sausages with beans in a tomato sauce.

That’s all! Enjoy your juicy and delicious homemade Sicilian Sausages with Beans.

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Answering Your Questions:

Can You Make This Recipe on the Pan?

Yes! I picked the slow cooker way because I had a lot of things to do in the house today, and I needed to cook something that will a minimum of my attention.
If you want to speed up the process, use the exact steps but adjust the temperature and time if you will cook this dish on the pan

Storage Instructions:

If you have made a larger quantity, you can keep it in the fridge in a tightly closed pan for another 2-3 days.

What goes well with this recipe?

This recipe goes very well with some pickled vegetables.

Want something to drink near this recipe?

A glass of beer or glass of dry red wine will go wonderful with this recipe.

Variations for this recipe:

As I said, this is a very versatile recipe. You can replace beans with other types of beans such as chickpeas or lentils.

From vegetables, you could also use carrots, bell peppers, green peas, corn, or you could even add some potatoes if you want to make a more filling meal during the cold season.

In addition to sausages, you can also use other types of meat such as pork ribs or meatballs.

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Slices of Sicilian sausages with beans in a tomato sauce on a wooden table.

Sicilian Homemade Sausages with Beans Stew


  • Author: Victoria
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 140 Minutes
  • Total Time: 160 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x

Description

A simple and delicious one-pan recipe of homemade Sicilian Sausages made using tomato sausage, chopped onions, celery, garlic, and hot pepper. An easy recipe that you can make in just one pan or you can use your slow cooker for that. An ideal midweek meal when you have a lot to do in your house and you look for something that will need your minimum attention.


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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Canned Red Beans. If you want, you can use only one type of beans.
  • 2 Cups of Canned White Beans.
  • 78 Sausages. I served 2 sausages per person.
  • 2 Cups of Tomato Sauce.
  • 1 Cup of Water.
  • 1 Medium Onion.
  • 2 garlic cloves.
  • 1 Celery.
  • Chili Pepper.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

  1. Set the High temperature (300F° / 150C°) on the slow cooker. Pour the olive oil into the pan and brown the Sausages for approximately 2 and a half minutes on each side.
  2. Remove the sausages from the slow cooker and place them on a plate.
  3. In the oil in which we just fried the sausages, add over chopped onions, celery, garlic, and hot pepper. Brown all the vegetables for about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the tomato sauce over our vegetables and let them cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the canned beans.
  6. Right after the beans, add a glass of water, a pinch of salt, and black pepper. Mix well all the ingredients
  7. Put back the sausages to the slow cooker over our “vegetable stew”. Select the “Low temperature” mode or set it manually the temperature to 195F° / 90C°. Let the sausages cook for about two hours.
  8. We are done! Enjoy your juicy and delicious homemade Sicilian Sausages with Beans.


Notes

1. Please keep in mind that not all slow cookers are created and are working equally. Because of that, please verify the food from time to time and if is needed, adjust the temperature and cooking time.

2. Our goal is to bring the inside temperature of the sausages to 175F° /80C°. At this temperature, the sausages will be cooked well and they will remain juicy.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow-Cooker

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 servings
  • Calories: 462 Cal

Keywords: sausages, beans, dinner, slow cooker

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