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Jazzmen Reduced Fat
Creamy White Beans

Serves 6 - 8 people

Jazzmen Reduced Fat Creamy White Beans


1 lb. Great Northern dry white beans - we like Camellia brand
8 cups water
1 medium yellow onion
1 small green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 small carrots
3 bay leaves
3 good dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 good dashes Tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons white vinegar
14 ounces low fat smoked turkey sausage
1 teaspoon Kosher or sea salt
2 tablespoons light butter spread

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Wash the bell pepper. Peel the onion and carrot. Coarsely chop the vegetables into approx. 1/2 inch pieces. Peel and mince the garlic. Slice the sausage into approx. 1/4 inch round slices. Gather all other ingredients.
  2. Pick through the dry beans to remove any rocks or broken beans. Rinse the beans to remove any dirt.
  3. Place the rinsed beans in a 6-quart bean pot or other heavy gauge pot. Add the water and place over high heat. Add the chopped vegetables, bay leaf, Tabasco, Worcestershire, salt and white vinegar. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. After 1 hour, add the smoked sausage and the two tablespoons of butter spread. Continue to simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring more frequently during the last hour of simmering.
  6. Check to make sure that the beans are tender. If the beans are too thick, thin with a little water.

Serve with New Orleans style French bread and cooked Jazzmen aromatic rice for a true New Orleans experience!!!