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Sausage & Beans with Rice

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

This hearty casserole has a flavor combination that the whole family will love. “My husband, who is always suspicious of new dishes, loves this one. It's become a regular in our rotation.” -Beth Cholette of Penfield, New York

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until onion is crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 529 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 1504mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 8g fiber), 21g protein.

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