WEIGHT-WATCHERS IDEAL MEAL:
Bean and sausage bake is an ideal weight-watchers favourite light meal which enables them to keep trim all year round.
In this recipe, any type of pork sausages links works well in this dish but if you want to make it a low fat dish use turkey sausage instead. You can as well use fresh tomatoes instead of canned ones.
The preparation of this dish is approximately 10-15 minutes and baking time about 35-40 minutes. It is safe to predict that the cooking, baking and serving will take approximately 45-50 minutes.
To prepare and bake this Bean and sausage bake meal is easy as long as you have all the ingredient ready and handy.
RECIPES/INGREDIENTS/PREPARATION FOR 4-6 SERVINGS:
1. 6 ( 1 1/2lbs) of sausage links
2. 1 onion, halved and sliced thin
3. 2 garlic cloves, chopped or crushed
4. 2 (14 oz.) cans of Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
5. 2 t dried thyme + 1 t celery seeds
6. 1/2 t of salt + 1/4 t of pepper
7. 1 zucchini, sliced thin
8. 2 (14 oz) cans of diced tomatoes, drained.
To make Bean and sausage bake is easy and to start with, first, set the oven temperature to 450 degrees allowing the oven to preheat.
Then spray the lid, sides and bottom of a cast iron Dutch oven with a non stick cooking spray and scatter the onions over the bottom of the pan. In addition, scatter the garlic over the onions.
Now place the beans into the pan and spread them out into a smooth layer and sprinkle the beans with the thyme, celery seeds, salt and pepper.
Follow up with laying the sausage links in a single layer over the beans and finally add the zucchini and tomatoes and cover the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the beans are soft and tender and the sausages is cooked through.
You can serve immediately or wait until the baking cools down.