Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 40 min.
Beans and rice spell "dinner" in many different languages, and are sublime when paired with a grilled smoked sausage.


  • 1 lb smoked sausage, split lengthwise in half
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup smoked ham, diced (3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 16 oz can red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup long grain rice


  • Broil or grill sausage until browned, keep warm. Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet with tight-fitting lid, sauté ham, onion and garlic in oil until lightly browned, about 2-4 minutes. Stir in all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately with grilled sausage.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a green salad and hot French bread.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 510
  Calories from Fat 251 (49%)
(43%)Total Fat 28g
(45%)Saturated Fat 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(20%)Cholesterol 60mg
(85%)Sodium 2050mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 38g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(54%)Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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