Red Beans and Rice

I got this recipe from my cousin Carlene. It is one of the dishes that she is known for. It is delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. I had a pretty busy weekend, 2 hours of Zumba – don’t plan on doing that again for a while, late lunch with some friends, a movie and yes and devoted part of my Sunday to work, much to my chagrin. I did not have much time to spend in the Kitchen but a lady has to eat so I settled for Carlene’s red beans and rice!


2 cans red kidney beans, (15 ounces each)
6 ounces smoked turkey or kielbasa sausage sliced/cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
½ green bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
Heat oil in skillet
Sauté onions for about 2 minutes
Add sausage and let cook for about 5 minutes
Add beans, chili powder, ketchup and barbecue sauce, turn down heat and let simmer
Add green pepper after 20 minutes and let simmer for another 10

Serve over a bed of rice and enjoy! 

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