CAJUN BEANS AND RICE

 

  • Cooking Time: 15 min
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound turkey hot dogs or other low-fat smoked sausage, cut in 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups cooked brown or white rice
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) Cajun-style stewed tomatoes*
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) navy or great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup thinly-sliced green onions
  • *may substitute stewed tomatoes

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the hot dogs, onion, green pepper and garlic. Cook until the meat is browned and the onions are tender, stirring often, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the rice, tomatoes, kidney beans, navy beans, oregano and hot pepper sauce. Heat through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions, and serve immediately.

Notes

Whether it's a special occasion or just an everyday meal, this Cajun-style dish makes a great side dish or even a main dish. Rich in fiber, the canned beans deliver plenty of lean protein, too!

Categories: Beans 

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