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  1. 1 cn Italian white beans; drained

  2. 1/2 lb Italian sausage, sweet

  3. 1 c Onion; finely chopped

  4. 1 tb Garlic; minced

  5. 2/3 c Wine, white

  6. 16 oz Italian tomatoes, peeled*

  7. 1 Bay leaf

  8. 1 ts Oregano

  9. 1/2 ts Sage

  10. 1/2 ts Rosemary, fresh; chopped

  11. 2 tb Basil, fresh; chopped

  12. 1 ts Tomato paste

  13. 1/2 ts Red pepper flakes

  14. Salt; to taste 1 lb Fusilli

  15. Parmesan Parsley; chopped *Reserve liquid Peel and crumble sausage. Cook in a deep saucepan until it has changed color. If using a lean sausage, you may need to add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are transparent. Add the wine and let simmer (not quite boiling) for a couple of minutes. Then add the tomatoes, bring to a boil, lower the heat, and add all herbs (except the parsley), tomato paste, pepper flakes, and canned beans, and let simmer while the pasta is cooking. Cook the pasta al dente, drain, and stir into the bean mixture. Toss in the parsley and stir again. Add the Parmesan very gradually, and stir more. Serve immediately. Petaluma Pete The Austin Chronicle


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