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red beans and rice skillet

Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage Skillet

  • Author: Jamie Sanders

Description

This Red Beans and Rice with Sausage Skillet recipe is flavorful and easy to put together with everyday ingredients.  Your family will ask for it again and again!


Ingredients

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  • 12  tbsp oil
  • 3/4 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 3/4 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 12 oz package of smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp of your favorite Cajun seasoning (we like Tony Chachere’s, but it is pretty spicy.)
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups prepared rice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • optional diced green onions for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over med- high heat. Add peppers and onions, sauté for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, cumin, celery and sausage to skillet. Sauté another 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add beans and chicken broth to skillet. Cover and reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes.  Remove lid and simmer 10 minutes more. (*See recipe tip below.)
  4. Serve with rice and garnish with optional green onions.

Notes

  • Recipe Tip:  To quickly thicken up the cooking liquid in the skillet, remove about 1/4 cup of the beans and mash or purée.  Add pureed beans back to the skillet, mixing in and simmering another minute or two.
  • Serves 4 (though you could easily slice the sausage thinner and add an additional can of beans and more rice to stretch the meal to serve 6.)