Red Beans and Sausage


Classifications: Main Dishes

Qty Measure Ingredient


2 cloves garlic, minced

1 medium green pepper, diced

1 medium onion, chopped

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 16oz cans kidney beans, rinsed & drained

1/2 pound smoked turkey sausage, sliced

3/4 cup water

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Hot cooked rice, optional

Instructions: In a saucepan, saute the garlic, green pepper and onion in oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the next five ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook for 5-7 minutes or until the sausage is heated through. Serve over rice if desired.



Background: Note: DIABETIC EXCHANGES: One 2/3-cup serving (calculated without rice) equals, 1-1/2 starch, 1 meat, 1 vegetable; also, 221 calories, 627 mg sodium, 20 mg cholesterol, 29 gm carbohydrate, 14 gm protein, 6 gm fat.

Serves: 6

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