Red Beans and Sausage Recipe
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Red Beans and Sausage Recipe

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Turkey sausage, beans and a zesty blend of spices make this a deliciously unique meal.—Cathy Webster, Morris, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 pound smoked turkey sausage, sliced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup (calculated without rice): 212 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 706mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 16g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat 1/2 fat


  1. In a large saucepan, saute green pepper and onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Add the next five ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook for 5-7 minutes or until sausage is heated through. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Red Beans and Sausage in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p44

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"Awesome! my family loved it! only change I made was using Conecuh pork sausage! we really love it in Alabama:)"

Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"Surprisingly good and very simple and quick to make. I just added a little salt and it was good to go."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"love this"

Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"I make this all the time. We use Jalapeno's instead of green peppers. My husband and 7 yr old daughter love this."

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