Red Beans, Sausage & Rice My Way Recipe

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Red beans, sausage & rice my way

Pat Hayes


I've been making this "recipe" for years but never wrote it down because like most cooks, I don't measure everything and never really considered it to be a recipe.

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10 Min


1 Hr


2 can(s)
creamy red beans, such as blue runner brand
2 can(s)
red beans, with liquid (i prefer van camp's new orleans style)
2 can(s)
ro-tel tomatoes
1 Tbsp
more or less, dried oregano
1 Tbsp
more or less, dried basil
2 Tbsp
more or less, dried parsley
1-3/4 lb
smoked sausage
1 large
onion, chopped
1 large
bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp
chopped garlic
bay leaves

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut smoked sausage into coin-size pieces and brown in a 5-quart Dutch oven with a little canola oil added.
Remove sausage and drain on paper towels.
Discard all but about 2 tbs. grease and add onion, pepper & onions. Saute' until soft.
Return sausage to Dutch oven and add remaining ingredients. Simmer on medium heat for about an hour, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn't stick.
Serve over hot rice (we prefer brown rice)with sides of green salad and cornbread or French bread.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sausage, #beans, #red