Classic Red Beans & Rice
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Classic Red Beans & Rice

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

15 min
35 min


2 teaspoons Land O Lakes® Butter

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

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


5Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
740Sodium (mg)
71Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
16Protein (g)


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  November 29, 2008

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

— says Libby
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