5 servings (serving size: 1 cup sweet potato mixture and 1/2 cup rice)

Make this delicious Sweet Potato and Black Bean dish for a dinner with Caribbean flair. The flavor of the hot Italian turkey sausage really goes well with the spices in the dish to give this recipe a well-rounded island flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove seasoning packet from rice mix; discard. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting fat. Keep warm.

Step 2

Crumble the sausage into a large nonstick skillet, and stir over medium-high heat until browned (about 8 minutes). Drain sausage, and set aside.

Step 3

Melt the butter in pan over medium-high heat. Add thinly sliced onion and garlic, and sauté for 3 minutes. Stir in the Maple-Glazed Sweet Potatoes and the next 4 ingredients (potatoes through cinnamon), and reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in sausage, green onions, and beans; cover and cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice.

Ratings & Reviews

GayleR's Review

September 21, 2010
Really good! I omitted the garlic and used brown rice instead of yellow. Next time I'll also try substituting a simpler version of the sweet potatoes.

TracyRose's Review

August 10, 2010
I was pretty dubious about this recipe, but it was amazing! I am making it for the second time tonight for some friends. My grocery store doesn't have hot Italian turkey sausage, but the butcher told me to just add some paprika and red pepper flakes to the Italian turkey sausage they did have.

rederin's Review

May 17, 2010
This recipe is really good, and pretty darn easy. I never have yellow rice so just use white.

Goldberg's Review

November 08, 2009
This recipe was delicious. I was somewhat surprised at how well the Italian sausage went with the rest of the spices in the dish. We'll definitely make this one again.