Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vaguely Cajun Red Beans and Sausage

1/2 lb smoked sausage
1 onion
1 green bell pepper
3 ribs celery
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
14.5 oz Jewel diced tomatoes
14 oz Swanson's chicken broth
   or 2 cups homemade chicken broth
15 oz Jewel red beans, rinsed and drained

Opaa whole wheat pita bread

Dice sausage and gently render over low heat as you chop the onion, green bell, and celery; you can add vegetables to the pan as they are chopped. Turn up the heat to medium high and add spices and herbs & saute until fragrant. Add tomatoes and chicken broth, and bring to a strong simmer. Add beans and simmer until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.

Serve with toasted pita bread, probably also good over rice.

Per 1/4 recipe plus one pita bread, 478 calories

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