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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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Italian Sausage and White Beans

Italian Sausage and White Beans

12 ounces sweet Italian turkey sausage
Cooking spray
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced Italian-style tomatoes, undrained

Remove casings from sausage.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add sausage, and cook 8 minutes, or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in oregano and remaining ingredients; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

CALORIES 266(29% from fat); FAT 8.5g (sat 2.4g,mono 3.1g,poly 2.8g); PROTEIN 21.4g; CHOLESTEROL 72mg; CALCIUM 85mg; SODIUM 851mg; FIBER 6.7g; IRON 4.3mg; CARBOHYDRATE 24.9g
Cooking Light, JANUARY 2002

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