Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sausage and Beans

I still haven't gone grocery shopping yet. I know. It's been a really long time. My list is made and my coupons are sorted, it's just hard to get the final nudge to tackle errands when it's freezing and snowy out.

So these beans came from the pantry and the sausage came from the freezer. Always nice to make up meals with things you have on hand.

To be honest, I wasn't sure how it'd turn out because I haven't worked with dried beans a lot, and never in the slow cooker (unless you count split peas).

3 small onions, roughly chopped
2 cups dried Northern white beans
1 package Johnsonville beer brats (sooo good)
4 cups stock (*see note below)

Begin by chopping the onions and placing them in the bottom of your slow cooker. Place the beans in a colander and pick out any odd looking ones. Rinse really well, using your hands to move them around so they all get a good rinse. Add to the slow cooker. Lay the sausages on top of the beans and add the stock. Cook on high for 4 hours.

Easy peasy. It smelled delicious and was really good. One note - it was a tad on the salty side for my tastes. In the future I would probably do half stock, half water.


Amanda said...

I'll have to try those brats. I love sausage or bacon with beans.

sophia said...

Haha! Exactly how long has it been since grocery shopping? I cannot live without at least 3 times a week!

Roz said...

For a "I haven't been grocery shopping dinner" this looks damn good!!!! Bring on the brats!!! Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

The idea of grocery shopping OR eating has been pretty blah lately, but this looks awesome! I've never had beer brats - do they taste super different than regular brats?

Christina said...

Errign beer brats are so so so yummy. They taste like regular brats, but kicked up a notch of awesome. Which is funny b/c I HATE beer.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I haven't had brats in faaaaar too long! For me, they are mostly a summer thing, but I love the sounds of this I might have to make a winter exception :-)