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Red Beans and Rice with Sausage is a delicious and hearty, quick and easy meal.
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4.77 from 13 votes

Red Beans and Rice with Sausage

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: One Pot, One Pot Meals, Red Beans and Rice, Sausage Kielbasa, Smoked Sausage


  • 2 lbs smoked sausage, sliced 1/4" thick
  • 2 cups diced onions
  • 1 cup green pepper, diced small
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 15.5 oz cans kidney beans, one drained, use juice from other can
  • 10.5 oz can Rotel®
  • 2 tsp Slap ya mama® seasoning
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 cup white rice
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 2 Tbsp butter


  • In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, add sliced sausage and 1/2 cup water.
  • Cook over medium high heat stirring often until sausage has browned and water has evaporated (might need to add additional water to sausage during browning. Add 1/8 cup at a time if needed).
  • Once sausage has browned, remove sausage from pot and place on a plate.
  • Add butter to pan, melt and then add diced onions, celery and bell pepper.
  • Sauté until onions are translucent and vegetables are tender add garlic and cook for an additional minute, then add sausage back to pot.
  • Pour beef broth, 1 cup water, beans, Rotel, rice into pot, stir then add seasoning, pepper, cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover and cook on low/medium heat for 25 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and leave covered. Let sit covered for 10 minutes then enjoy!