4 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup bean mixture and about 1/2 cup rice)

With a generous hit of spice and smoke, andouille sausage has long been a favorite ingredient in Cajun recipes. It adds depth of flavor to this simple bean dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook rice according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer sausage to a bowl, and keep warm.

Step 3

Add bell pepper, onion, Cajun seasoning, thyme, and hot pepper sauce to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until onions are tender. Add beans and broth to pan; cook 8 minutes or until thick, mashing half the beans. Add sausage, parsley, and salt to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice.

Chef's Notes

While the beans and rice simmer, prepare and bake a corn bread mix for a quick and easy side.

Ratings & Reviews

kkdwyer's Review

December 04, 2014

EllenFL's Review

September 30, 2014
Good and basic. Comfort food!

Debluvs2laf's Review

February 20, 2014
This recipe is quick to prepare and get on the table. When I first cooked this dish my family loved it so much, they asked for it the next day. It is VERY TASTY, and is one of our favorites.

szbick's Review

January 24, 2014
We really liked it. Would definitely make it again!!

Thelau1's Review

November 08, 2013

LPintheCITY's Review

December 20, 2012

csheinbaum's Review

November 19, 2012
Eh, I felt like it had no depth and was way too soupy. I could alter it but don't think it is worth it.

mrscrazyed's Review

November 18, 2012
The amount of hot sauce in this recipe scared me, but I followed the directions pretty carefully and it came out quite good -- not too spicy at all. Did use kielbasa instead of andouille, so that tamed it down a bit. Like others, I served it over brown rice. Made the whole recipe for two of us, so am looking forward to leftovers. UPDATE: The leftovers were awful! Does not freeze or reheat at all well. Very disappointed. Be forewarned.

NydiaH's Review

October 28, 2012
Excellent recipe. The flavors are solid and it is easy to prepare. Definitely a repeater.

MsTCakes's Review

October 15, 2012
This is a great recipe. I like spicy foods sometimes and this was perfect. Followed directions exactly but used brown rice. For those who want to thicken the liquid instead of mashing the beans, use an immersion blender if you have one.