Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spicy Beans with Turkey Sausage

If you are looking for something hearty, filling, healthy and easy try this. I found it a long time ago in a Readers Digest and just tried it last week. Don't let the spicy part scare you off, I used hot salsa and it wasn't very hot, and you could just use mild salsa. We loved it, and it uses my very favorite kitchen tool-the crock pot!

1 lb. smoked turkey sausage, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (16 oz) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can(16 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 to 1 cup water or more (enough to fill cooker at least halfway)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
Combine all ingredients in a 5 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours until meat is tender. Stir before serving.

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