Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

Is it possible to enjoy a scrumptious plate of red beans and rice with sausage that is ready to eat in under 30 minutes?  If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe for delicious red beans and rice, then look no further. 

Time Saving Tips

What makes this recipe quick and easy is simply using canned red beans and canned Creole red beans.  This is a huge time saver vs. soaking dry beans. 

Also, using frozen, pre-chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery is a big time saver as well.  (If you don't like the idea of using the convenient frozen blend, or if you already have fresh veggies on hand, then by all means, use the fresh ingredients instead.  Use about 1 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper, and 1/4 cup chopped celery). 

Toss in the sausage and seasonings and simmer for a short amount of time.  While the sausage and veggies are simmering, start the rice cooking. 

And if you want to save even more time, use the pre-cooked rice that comes in a pouch (man oh man, now we're taking it to the next level with the time saving tricks).  Here's a picture of the onions, bell pepper, and celery that have simmered with the sliced sausage.

Pot with sliced smoked sausage, chopped onions, bell pepper, and celery that has been simmering for 5 minutes.

The Creole creamy red beans are the secret to a thick, creamy texture.  You should be able to easily find them near the canned red beans.  This recipe makes a thick "sauce." 

If you prefer a more "liquidy" consistency, add 1/2 cup of chicken broth but I don't recommend adding any more than that, or you may end up with a soupy texture! Here's a picture of the beans (I used pinto beans with bacon), Creole creamy red beans, and all the seasonings prior to mixing it all together.

Black pot that is filled with sliced smoked sausage, red beans, chopped onions, bell pepper, celery, minced garlic, cajun seasoning, dried parsley, and dried basil.

After you've mixed everything up and simmered on the stove for about 5 minutes, it's ready to eat!  Serve your delicious red beans and sausage over a bed of cooked rice.  This is comfort food at its best.  You'll be surprised how delicious "quick and easy" can be. I hope you give this a try!   

The Finished Masterpiece

Here's a picture after simmering for 5 minutes.  It was piping hot as you can tell.

Black pot with red beans, sausage, and seasonings after cooking for 5 minutes, with steam flowing upwards.

If you liked this recipe, let me know. I’d love to know what you think. Send me a picture of your plate full of  red beans, sausage, and rice.

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Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage over Rice

Yields4 Servings

 1 lb Sausage, spicy smoked, sliced
 1 22-oz bag frozen seasoning blend (pre-chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery)
 15.50 oz Can red beans (or pinto beans with bacon), undrained
 16 oz Can creole cream style red beans
 2 tbsp Olive oil
 1 tbsp Dried parsley
 1 tsp Minced garlic
 1 tsp Dried basil
 ¼ tsp Cajun seasoning (such as Tony's)
 ¼ tsp Black pepper

1

Saute the sliced sausage in the oil until the sausage is slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Add the onion, bell pepper, and celery and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.

2

Add the undrained red beans (I prefer the pinto beans with bacon), creole cream style red beans, and seasonings. Mix well and gently simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

3

Serve with hot cooked rice.

Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

 

Ingredients

 1 lb Sausage, spicy smoked, sliced
 1 22-oz bag frozen seasoning blend (pre-chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery)
 15.50 oz Can red beans (or pinto beans with bacon), undrained
 16 oz Can creole cream style red beans
 2 tbsp Olive oil
 1 tbsp Dried parsley
 1 tsp Minced garlic
 1 tsp Dried basil
 ¼ tsp Cajun seasoning (such as Tony's)
 ¼ tsp Black pepper

Directions

1

Saute the sliced sausage in the oil until the sausage is slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Add the onion, bell pepper, and celery and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.

2

Add the undrained red beans (I prefer the pinto beans with bacon), creole cream style red beans, and seasonings. Mix well and gently simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

3

Serve with hot cooked rice.

Quick and Easy Red Beans and Rice with Sausage