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Dressed Up Red Beans and Rice

No recipe image available.Red beans all dressed up with bacon, smoked sausage,greens, onion, bell pepper and seasonings and served on a bed of rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 slices bacon, diced
4 ounces turkey smoked sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced jalapeño chili
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/3 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (15-ounce) can red beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged red beans, rinsed, drained
2 cups sliced kale, turnip or mustard greens
Hot cooked rice for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook bacon in large skillet until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes; add smoked sausage and cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, jalapeño chili, and garlic; sauté 2 to 3 minutes, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Stir in vinegar, sugar, oil, salt, and pepper; heat to simmering. Stir in beans and cook until warm, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in kale and cook until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Spoon rice onto serving plates; spoon bean mixture over rice.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the American Dry Bean Board.