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Hearty Sausage 'n' Beans Recipe

Hearty Sausage 'n' Beans Recipe

Our son, Will, is a brand new dad. He cooked this blend of sausage, beans, tomatoes and rice when we came to visit our newborn granddaughter, Jenna. The beauty of the dish is the simplicity: Toss the ingredients in one pan, simmer, and you've got dinner. Add corn bread and a tossed salad on the side. —Will Owen, Waco, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage and onion in oil over medium heat until onion is tender. Add the beans, water, tomatoes and salad dressing mix. Bring to a boil; stir in rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 561 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 1624mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 8g fiber), 21g protein.

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MikeyW User ID: 7673970 234220
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"This is one of my weeknight go to recipes"

mojs7 User ID: 5241691 230264
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"This was a great recipe. Very hardy and filling. Even my picky 9 year old loved it. Will definitely make again!"

meaganteal User ID: 814898 137541
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"loved this! Both of my picky boys ate all of it and asked for seconds. Only thing I changed was I used ranchstyle beans instead of pinto b/c that was what we had. Really good!"

beccar1778 User ID: 6669107 109813
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"I have made this numerous times and my family loves it. I have taken it to church pot lucks and I have always come home with an empty pan."

jmd323 User ID: 6382863 139228
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"Tasty and quick! Was great with Jiffy cornbread on the side. Will definitely be making this again!"

lorettalib User ID: 4493956 158555
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"I've made this recipe twice. First as it appeared in the magazine, the second time I made one change. Instead of using the tomatoes with mild chilies I used a can of tomatoes with habaneros. Gave it the right amount of punch. This was an easy weeknight recipe and I will be making it again."

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 162993
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"This was very good considering how easy it was. I used turkey smoked sausage and ommited the oil using Pam instead to save calories. I also used black beans because that is what I had on-hand. My husband liked it and once I convinced the 4 and 5 year olds that it was good they ate it right up!"

nreneeray User ID: 1665925 158297
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"This was so easy and my whole family loved it. I used instant brown rice and had to add a little more water to make sure the rice was cooked through, but it was great! Will be making again soon!"

gskremser User ID: 3486063 63638
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"I found the tomatoes to be too overwhelming in this recipe. I think if they'd been left out (or perhaps only 1/2 the amount?), it would have been much better. Doubt I'll make it again without making adjustments."

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