Reagan’s Spicy Black Bean and Sausage Stew

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 8, 2008

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 large bell pepper, chopped

16 ounce turkey smoked sausage, cubed

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 cans (14.5 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cans (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes, undrained

3 tsp dried oregano

4 tsp ground cumin

4 Tbsp fresh minced parsley

2 Tbsp Tabasco sauce (if desired)

Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and sausage. Cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in beans, tomatoes, oregano and cumin, breaking up tomatoes into small chunks with spoon. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in parsley and hot pepper sauce. Makes 6 servings