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Spicy Beans ‘n’ Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total: 30 min.


5 servings

Updated: Jan. 13, 2023
Savory Cajun flavor zips up this quick skillet dish that's loaded with beans, tomatoes, rice and seasonings. It's delicious served with cornbread muffins. —Ranae Jones, Fort Rucker, Alabama


  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2-1/2 cups cooked rice


  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute green pepper and onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, cayenne and fennel seed. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the beans. Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes longer or until beans are heated through. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 298 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 888mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 10g fiber), 14g protein.

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