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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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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"This is one of my weeknight go to recipes"

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!"

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!"

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."

Reviewed May. 7, 2012

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

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
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!"

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!"

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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