Sausage Smothered White Beans

I love meals with beans in them. I think part of the reason is because my mom does not like beans and we never ate them when I was growing up. It’s funny, but they always kind of seemed like a treat to me. Beans were “restaurant food” for me.

So now that I control what my family eats, I make beans a lot. (But never, ever raw onions.) They are so versatile and cost effective. Plus, they’re just good.

This dish is a great use for white beans. It is full of flavor and tastes great on its own with a big slice of hot cornbread.


Sausage Smothered White Beans

  • 1/2 lb. dry white beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 T. oil
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage, quartered and sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1/3 c. green pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 1/4 t. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 c. green onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 t. salt


1. Heat oil in a large pot. Add sausage and cook 3 – 4 minutes. Add onion, green pepper and garlic. Cook 5 more minutes.


2. Stir in beans, cumin, and peppers. Add water just to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for at least 2 to 3 hours, until beans are tender and creamy.

3. Just before serving, stir in green onions and salt.

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11 thoughts on “Sausage Smothered White Beans

  1. that looks delicious. i love beans too! i’m slowly working on getting my hubby to enjoy them as well… maybe because this has sausage he’ll give it a try 😉

  2. OH MY WORD – I am printing this recipe and fixing it next week when my hubby goes out of town! He does not eat beans and I grew up on pintos and cornbread! I’m a total southern girl, and these look phenominal!!! Thanks for sharing!!
    ~angela @ peonypatch

  3. Now this is the epitome of comfort food. I normally cook and eat Thai food but this is good on a cold overcast day…

  4. kate- this was great! We had it for dinner last night. It has been declared a keeper and will be added into our 30 day meal plan. It even worked out great in my crock pot!

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