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Quick Cassoulet

Yields1 Serving

 1-2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes
 4-6 fresh sweet or hot Italian sausages
 4 large garlic cloves, smashed
 olive oil
 balsamic vinegar
 a few sprigs of fresh thyme or rosemary
 1 19 oz (540 mL) can white kidney, navy or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat oven to 425°F.


Scatter the tomatoes over the bottom of a baking dish. Add the garlic, lay the sausages overtop, and drizzle it all with some balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Toss in a few sprigs of thyme and/or rosemary, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


When the tomatoes have split and the sausages are golden, remove the dish from the oven and stir in the beans. Return to the oven for 20 minutes or so, until the beans are cooked through and the sausages are even more golden. Serve hot, with crusty bread and butter.