Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Turkey Sausage

Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Turkey Sausage Recipe
Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Total cost: $5.38/Cost per serving: $.90. A classic Louisiana way to feed a lot of people for a little money, this dish is as easy on the pocket as the palate.


6 servings (serving size: 1 cup bean mixture and 1/2 cup rice)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 428
Caloriesfromfat 14 %
Fat 6.7 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 25.9 g
Carbohydrate 67.5 g
Fiber 5.6 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Iron 11.6 mg
Sodium 842 mg
Calcium 129 mg


2 cups dried small red beans
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups chopped onion (about 1 large)
3 garlic cloves, minced
10 cup water
2 tablespoons salt-free Cajun seasoning
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 bay leaves
3/4 pound smoked turkey sausage, thinly sliced
3 cups hot cooked long-grain rice
Chopped green onions (optional)


Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain beans.

Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté for 4 minutes. Stir in beans, 10 cups water, and the next 4 ingredients (through sausage); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours or until bean mixture thickens. Serve over rice. Garnish with green onions, if desired.


Lia Huber,

October 2007
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