Sausage with Red Beans and Rice

28DEE269-0A00-45E6-A85F-837973419A5F

Sausage with red beans and rice is hearty and bold in flavor.  If you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner and something a little out of the ordinary, look no further.  This Cajun inspired meal has everything.  Sausage, beans, rice, peppers, spice, CORNBREAD.  Pair it with an ice cold drink and you’ve just won dinner!  It’s a “happy husband” meal. 🙂

I call it “Semi-Homemade” since I use packaged beans/rice.  I also call it “Homegrown” since I used peppers from my garden.  That’s a bit of an oxymoron but, oh well. :/

Let’s get started!

 

DD2093EA-3DBA-4152-8301-8D6CA63D93C9

The peppers in the recipe are optional… no peppers?  NO problem!  Our pepper plants are unloading on us right now so we’re finding ways to use them.

 

D4751022-2DE8-4437-A72F-101C88251F32

Sweet Green Bells

 

D32492FC-A6FA-46FD-A02C-A6050C8272DD

A ton of “Big Bertha” reds all ready at once….. 😀

 

A6635188-9017-46E8-A2C3-F6CD36BCFCB8

Mom’s helpers ❤

 

EF660AA0-F06A-4C95-9DAB-FE721F07DBA8

Here are the main ingredients: Johnsonville Andouille Sausage, Mahatma Red Beans & Rice, and Bell Peppers.

You can find the sausage near the hot dog aisle, and the Mahatma in the rice aisle.

(Cornbread not included but can be found here: Sweet Fluffy Cornbread)

 

AFCFA5E0-B734-45C1-92D0-09B5D1BFD293

Begin by slicing the sausage about 1/2 inch thick.

 

B05563F0-EAC2-4F29-B149-2918130381BD

Then chop the peppers.  I let Owen do this part and he chopped them very small but you can make them whatever size you want to.

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking.  It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” – Guy Fieri

 

7025A803-4C6F-4A80-A2E5-DB7CE41BD1C7

Hmmmm…

Let me check my invisible wrist watch for the time.

 

C155BD4B-0DA0-4832-905A-45540E088F09

It’s time to brown the sausage!

 

83ED553E-B5BA-4FE0-A290-9B11FF64846C

Brown it on medium heat.

 

21D99C0F-C7B9-4C38-8871-63227BB1357D

Now add the peppers to the sausage pan and saute them for a few minutes.

 

A76E944E-8922-474D-AB13-75B547BFB9E1

Following the instructions on the Mahatma package, add a tablespoon of butter.

 

F930AA68-86A8-47A0-A37E-8592556E6242

And the appropriate amount of water.

***Note:  I use slightly less water than the package calls for since the peppers have a high moisture content.

 

Bring to a boil and then add the beans and rice!

 

6693C581-2C63-4491-995D-0432D184AD87

Boil according to the package instructions.  It smells SO good!  There’s a lot of “spice” in the mix!

 

068C1007-6680-46C3-95E2-3E389ED1738A

Ta-da!!

 

178F4A8E-9DD0-4781-B704-4ED653431218

I always serve it over cornbread.  It brings a great contrast since the dish itself is VERY savory.  The sweet cornbread offsets it nicely.

 

28DEE269-0A00-45E6-A85F-837973419A5F

This is a very quick weeknight dinner done right!

 

98588458-FC7A-45F9-8B92-9FE5ED408D8A

08B7AE1E-4344-44BD-801D-A6D8F4B4B92D

Sausage with Red Beans and Rice

  • 13.5 ounce Johnsonville Andouille Sausage Link
  • 1 bag Mahatma Red Beans & Rice
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • Water
  • 2 Bell Peppers (optional)
  • Sweet Fluffy Cornbread (optional)

Slice the sausage into pieces about 1/2 inch thick.  Saute over medium heat to achieve browning on the edges.  Peppers are optional, but if using, slice and add to the sausage pan and saute for a few minutes.

Following package instructions, add the butter and water to pan and bring to a boil.  ***Note:  I use slightly less water than the package calls for since the peppers have a high moisture content.  Once boiling, add the red beans and rice and finish cooking according to the package instructions.

Serve over cornbread. 🙂  That’s it!  Enjoy!  xoxo

 

 

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

One thought

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s