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White Beans & Chorizo

The Culinistas & Lodge Cast Iron | November 5, 2018

For an elevated twist on traditional pork and beans, this dish pairs sweet Italian sausage with white beans and a turnip for added texture and complexity. Makes for a hearty lunch or dinner on a cold day.

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
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Chorizo and beans in baking dish


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped in large chunks
  • 1 medium turnip, peeled and chopped
  • 1, 14.5-ounce can cannellini beans
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 4 links sweet Italian sausage
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix together ¼ cup oil, onion, turnip, beans, lemon juice, tarragon, onion powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Transfer to an 8 x 8 baking dish. Set aside. 
  3. Heat remaining oil in a large sauté pan and sear sausage to a deep golden brown color, 4 minutes per side. Add the sausage links in the baking dish and roast until vegetables are tender, 20 minutes. 
  4. Garnish with chopped tarragon and serve in baking dish.
White Beans & Chorizo
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Contributed By: The Culinistas & Lodge Cast Iron
Recipe courtesy of our friends The Culinistas. The Culinistas provide in-home private chef services for weekly cooking and special occasions. They develop recipes and work with a selective group of chefs to make vibrant, balanced meals for the entire household. Their services fulfill culinary needs for weekday lunches, dinners & snacks as well as occasions of any kind. 


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