When things get crazy at home and we need a quick, tasty dinner, this red beans and rice with sausage recipe tops the list. I usually make red beans and rice with Italian sausage, but you can modify the flavor profile by using different types of sausage.
Try red beans and rice with smoked sausage — like we used to eat in the midwest. Or try red beans and rice with andouille sausage for a taste of Cajun.
This red beans and rice with sausage recipe is a family favorite!
Our red beans and rice with sausage recipe takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. I make the rice separately, but you can dump it in with the rest of the ingredients to cook for a super easy one dish dinner.
Red beans and rice with sausage recipe
- 12 oz ground sausage We use mild Italian or sage sausage
- 1 can petite diced tomatoes 28 oz can. Can substitute crushed tomato
- 1/2 onion Chopped
- 2 cans red beans 15 oz cans. Rinse the beans for less sugar, or don't rinse them for a creamier dish. We usually rinse one and not the other
- 1/2 cup rice Cooked according to package directions or added to dish with water.
- In pot over medium heat, brown the sausage and onion and drain.
- Return sausage to pot and add beans and tomato.
- If cooking with rice, add the dry rice and water (per package directions). Cover and simmer until rice is cooked through.
- If serving over rice, simmer over low heat while rice cooks.
- If you want a “saucier” dish, add 1/2 cup of stock (chicken, beef or vegetable) while the dish simmers.
- Serve with cheddar cheese or sour cream if desired.
- Reheats great!
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