Bert’s Red Beans ‘n Rice




  • Pam cooking spray
  • 1 lb smoked sausage or Tasso
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup hot salsa or Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 (14 oz) can chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (16 oz) can blue runner creole cream style beans
  • 1 tsp cumin


Step 1

Spray a heavy skillet or Dutch oven pot with Pam cooking spray. Sauté the sausage/Tasso, onion, bell pepper and garlic until the veggies are wilted.

Step 2

Add the salsa/Rotel tomatoes and simmer for another 5 minutes, stirring well. Add chicken broth and water; cooking another 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Then add the beans and simmer until thoroughly heated, stirring every so often. At this point you can add more liquid if you prefer a soupier mixture. Turn the heat off and sprinkle a teaspoon of cumin in the pot, stirring thoroughly.

Step 4

Serve over hot rice.


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