Adapted from: Bon Appetit

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2 tablespoons olive oil

4 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed

6 whole sweet Italian sausages (about 1 1/4 pounds)

6 cups cooked white beans with 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid

1 14-to 15-ounce can plum tomatoes in juice; tomatoes chopped, juice reserved

2 large fresh sage sprigs

1 cup (or more) water


Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.

Add garlic. Saute’ garlic until golden, about 2 minutes.

Add sausages; saute’ until browned, about 5 minutes.

Add 1/2 cup reserved bean cooking liquid, tomatoes with juice, and sage.

Simmer 5 minutes.

Add beans and 1 cup water.

Cover and simmer unt11′ sausages are cooked through, adding more water by 1/4 cupfuls if dry, about 30 minutes.

Uncover and simmer unt11′ sauce thickens, if desired.

Season with salt and pepper.