Sausage and Bean Skillet with Crispy Plantains

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Apr. 12, 2023
I love a quick weeknight dinner, especially when the whole family loves it. This dish has tasty Caribbean flavors, and the plantain chips on top are a big hit. We love this with smoked sausage, but it's also delicious with spicy chicken sausage. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Sausage and Bean Skillet with Crispy Plantains Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked sausage, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup plantain chips, crushed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add celery, red pepper and onion; cook and stir until crisp-tender, 4-5 minutes. Add sausage; cook and stir until browned, about 4 minutes longer. Add garlic and thyme; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in beans, tomatoes and pepper. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until sauce is slightly thickened, 4-6 minutes longer.
  2. Top with plantain chips and cilantro. If desired, serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 379 calories, 25g fat (8g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 1017mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 14g protein.