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Red Beans and Sausage

 Red Beans and Sausage
Turkey sausage, beans and a zesty blend of spices make this a deliciously unique meal.—Cathy Webster, Morris, Illinois
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 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

Directions

  • In a saucepan, saute garlic, green pepper and onion in oil until
  • tender, about 5 minutes. Add the next five ingredients; bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cook for 5-7 minutes or until the sausage is
  • heated through. Serve over rice if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup (calculated without rice) equals 212 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 706 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.