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Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Butter Sauce

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Anyone who’s a fan of chicken satay, Thai Massaman curry, or African peanut stew knows just how well the flavor of peanuts meld into savory dishes. This recipe isn’t like any of those other dishes except for the fact that the flavor of peanuts also plays a big role.

This dish is actually very loosely based on Creole gumbo. Celery and onion are classic gumbo veggies, and I used carrot instead of bell pepper. Smoky sausage and a few spices add dimension of flavor, and instead of roux as a thickener, I went with peanut butter. It’s a really fun play on classic Louisiana fare, and as a bonus, it comes together much quicker than most gumbos.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Butter Sauce

Ingredients

Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Butter Sauce Ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator Peanut Butter

2 tablespoons olive oil
12 ounces fully cooked kielbasa-style smoked turkey sausage, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
2 large stalks celery, chopped
2-3 large cloves garlic, minced
2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 (16-ounce) can no-salt-added white beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Butter Sauce - sliced sausage

Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Butter Sauce - chopped vegetables

Directions

1. Heat the oil in a 5-quart pot over medium-high to high heat; add the sausage and cook until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a bowl and set aside.

Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Butter Sauce - add the sausage and cook until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes

2. Add the onion, carrot, and celery to the same pot. Turn the heat down to medium, cover the pot, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic during the last minute of cooking and stir constantly.

Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Butter Sauce - Add the onion, carrot, and celery to the same pot. Turn the heat down to medium, cover the pot, and cook for 10 minutes

3. Stir in the chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf. Cover the pot, bring to a simmer, and then cook for 10 minutes (covered), stirring occasionally. (Turn the heat down as necessary to keep it at a simmer.)

4. Add the beans and peanut butter and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Taste and add salt, pepper, and/or hot sauce as desired.

5. Serve with the fresh parsley sprinkled on top, if desired.

Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Butter Sauce - Serve with the fresh parsley sprinkled on top

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13 Responses to Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Butter Sauce

  1. Amy C. says:

    I have a recipe for a sausage, spinach and white bean soup that is fabulous!

  2. Sarah says:

    I like turkey sausage with egg quiche

  3. Mike Reeves says:

    I make a potato, corn, sausage soup that my wife loves.

  4. Wehaf says:

    I love Italian sausage sandwiches with a spicy tomato sauce!

  5. Kelli says:

    My mom makes a great turkey sausage, kale & bean soup.

  6. Amy says:

    I like sausage, beans and rice.

  7. Jenniferanne says:

    I like Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage!

  8. Kristine says:

    I love vegan sausage on pizza with cashew ricotta cheese.

  9. Jessica says:

    Easily jambalaya!

  10. Linda Curry says:

    I make a great Portuguese stew that includes Linguica, Beef, Onions, Carrots, Potatoes, Sweet and Smoked Paprika plus some other ingredients. This stew is my husbands favorite stew of all time.

  11. Linda Curry says:

    I am looking forward to making the braised sausage with beans and peanut butter soon.

  12. Dorothy Teel says:

    I love to put the sausage in my gumbo, I found a recipe for crock pot gumbo which tu;rns out delicious and is so easy, thank you for asking

  13. Jessica W says:

    Sausage lasagna or pizza! Hmmm… with a peanut butter drizzle…

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Braised Sausage and White Beans in Savory Peanut Butter Sauce