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Hearty Sausage ‘n’ Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 13, 2023
Our son, Will, is a brand new dad. He cooked this blend of sausage, beans, tomatoes and rice when we came to visit our newborn granddaughter, Jenna. The beauty of the dish is the simplicity: Toss the ingredients in one pan, simmer, and you've got dinner. Add cornbread and a tossed salad on the side. —Will Owen, Waco, Texas
Hearty Sausage 'n' Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage and onion in oil over medium heat until onion is tender. Add the beans, water, tomatoes and salad dressing mix. Bring to a boil; stir in rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until rice is tender.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 561 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 1624mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 8g fiber), 21g protein.

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