This dinner is quick, easy and you will have it on the table in no time. Enjoy!
Bratwurst Vegetable Medley
1 package bratwurst (from a local farm)
1 bunch of asparagus, snapped
1/2 can black beans, drained
1/2 package brown rice pasta (I used shell shaped pasta)
Several small tomatoes cut into fourths (I pulled out juliet tomatoes that we froze last summer)
Cook bratwurst in a skillet over medium high heat until brown. Remove from pan and slice. Return sliced bratwurst to pan.
Fill a medium saucepan with water, place on stove and bring to a boil. Add asparagus, and cook until just tender (it will depend on the thickness of them), remove them to a bowl, but do not dump the water. In the same pan, return water to a boil and dump pasta into water. Cook according to package directions. ***Note: By not dumping the water you cooked the pasta in a vitamin rich water.
Cut the cooked asparagus into smaller pieces, add to skillet. Toss to mix. Add black beans and tomatoes. Cook until all is incorporated and heated thoroughly. Serve.