Classic Red Beans & Rice

Classic Red Beans & Rice

Just a small amount of low fat sausage adds a robust flavor to beans and rice.

15 min. prep time
4 servings
151 Rating


1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 (15-ounce) can red beans, rinsed, drained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
4 ounces low fat sausage patties or links, cooked, drained, chopped
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 cups hot cooked rice
1/4 cup sour cream


Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling.  Add onion; cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until onion is softened. Reduce heat to low. Sprinkle flour over onion; stir to mix well. Continue cooking 1 minute.

Stir in beans, tomato sauce, sausage, bay leaf, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Cover; continue cooking 10-15 minutes or until heated through and flavors are blended. Remove bay leaf.

Serve over rice; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 390

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 740mg

Carbohydrates: 71g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 16g

Recipe #7549©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

My kids ate this up! Great recipe with inexpensive
ingredients. Perfect recession meal. : )

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