Red Beans, Rice and Andouille Sausage

“This is one of the best meals you have ever made!” proclaimed my husband as the rest of  us were guzzling water with tears in our eyes.  To be fair, I am a complete wimp when it comes to spicy foods and apparently my kids are too.  We were able to finish our plates and I really could taste a complex variety of flavors that I really enjoyed.  If you like spicy foods, make this recipe as is.  If you are a wimp like me, use a milder sausage and leave out all that pepper.

Red Beans, Rice and Andouille Sausage


  • 2 Tbsp Palm Shortening or oil of your choice
  • 12-16 oz Andouille Sausage, sliced
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic, minced or 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Black Pepper (see notes!)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1/8 tsp Cloves
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Stewed Tomatoes
  • Cooked Rice


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet.  Add sausage and onion and cook until sausage is browned and onions are translucent.
  2. Add bell pepper and cook until soft.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except rice and mix well.  Simmer 25-30 minutes.
  4. Serve over cooked rice.  Enjoy!

You may also enjoy Crockpot Beef Stew and Mashed Potatoes and Italian Sausage and Summer Squash Skillet.

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13 Responses to “Red Beans, Rice and Andouille Sausage”

  1. Jennifer says:

    I’ve never had it with tomatoes. That might be really good. It’s not hard to prep dried beans either if you wanted to cut the sodium. Love your blog! I wish I had found it 9 years ago when we first started dealing with food allergies!

  2. This looks like a delicious, fast and healthy dinner idea!! I will defiantly use a milder sausage, I am not a fan of spicy foods. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Mary says:

    My husband would love this, especially if I swapped in some red pepper flakes and cayenne. Crazy man loves his spicy foods. A full tablespoon of pepper is a huge amount!

    • Nancy says:

      It is a lot of pepper. I combined a couple of recipes ant that is what they both called for. What was I thinking? 🙂

  4. This sounds really good…I have a very similar jambalaya recipe on my blog, not sure I why I have never thought about the traditional red beans and rice take on it…thanks for the inspiration! i love the flavor of andouille!!

  5. Trey Reynolds says:

    My wife and I made this recipe last night and I will second that this is one of the best meals we’ve EVER made! I loved the complex variety of spices.