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Beans and rice spell dinner in many different languages. When paired with a grilled smoked sausage this dish becomes sublime.

Serves: 6

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Smithfield Product: Dinner Sausage


  • 1 Smithfield Hickory Smoked Andouille Sausage (about one pound split lengthwise)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (3 oz.) smoked ham diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 16-oz. can red beans drained
  • 1 cup long-grained rice


Broil or grill sausage until browned; keep warm. Meanwhile in a large deep skillet with tight-fitting lid sauteé ham, onion, and garlic in oil until lightly browned about 2-4 minutes. Stir in all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower heat; cover and simmer until rice is tender about 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately with grilled sausage.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a green salad and hot French bread.

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