Smoked Sausage With Black Beans And Rice

by lisa on June 7, 2012 · 4 comments

It’s been the usual land of quick dinners at our house. I feel like I have been too repetitive lately with sandwiches and salads so I decided to look in my pantry and come up with something new. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a can of black beans and some Red Pack stewed tomatoes. I thought about the smoked turkey sausage I had in my fridge and an idea began to form.

This past week, I received an email from Linda at Red Gold. She is the sweet economist that I had met on my fabulous Red Gold trip. Ahhh, thinking back to the trip makes me want to be in Indiana with the wonderful people I met.  Anyway, Linda was wondering what I make with stewed tomatoes since they are one of the east coast’s big product sellers. I usually use them for pizzas and stews. I especially like them with fresh veggies in ratatouille. But this time I thought I would use them for a quick meal. They are slightly sweet, recipe ready and would be perfect in a spicier dish.

I got the thumbs up from my family so this will be a quick meal I will be serving often. It is another one of those dishes that can be reheated in the microwave. I think it might even taste better the next day. So now I have a question for you. What types of recipes do you use stewed tomatoes for?

Smoked Sausage With Black Beans And Rice
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4
An easy quick meal
  • 1 TBS canola oil
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium sized red pepper, cored and diced
  • 12 ounces smoked turkey sausage (I used Trader Joe's turkey kielbasa), sliced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Pack or Red Gold stewed tomatoes
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 cups hot cooked rice (I use brown rice)
  • hot sauce to taste
  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add onions and peppers and cook until wilted.
  2. Add the sausage and cook for 5 minutes or until it is starting to brown.
  3. Add tomatoes, chili powder and beans to the pan. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.
  4. Mix in chopped parsley right before it is done cooking.
  5. Serve with rice and hot sauce to taste.


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claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine June 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Sausage and black bean I’m in heaven this is a fabulous array of flavors!


Kate June 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I’ve been throwing together some quick stuff too. This is perfect.


Mary June 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm

What a wonderful flavor profile. This sounds absolutely delicious. I’d love a plate. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary


Lea Ann June 8, 2012 at 8:18 am

It’s been quick around here this week, and I’ve surprised myself a couple of times with some creative and tasty combos. This looks really good! You can’t beat beans and rice, and with some of that sausage?? Fabulous.


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