Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

17 Aug
Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

After two months of no measurable rain and temps in mostly the 90s and triple digits, we had a welcome day of rain and cool temps in the 70s. The sudden change in weather gave me the opportunity to come up with a one-pot meal that was both satisfying with plenty of heat.

The weather seems to have moderated now back into temperatures normal for Central Oregon, with abundant blue skies. Just in time for the pending Apoc-Eclipse, which we are escaping from for a week to our private RV property on the coast. The forecast is for mostly sunny skies, and we’ll be uncrowded and safely ensconced away from the madness that is sure to come here. We are also in the path of totality over there, and even if we end up with a few clouds and maybe fog, it will still get dark, right?

I know I’ve gone missing in the WordPress world, but the power went out last Friday and fried our modem, and our “stellar” internet provider could not get a tech out here until Tuesday. And now I’ll be absent again for another week. So I’d best get this recipe out to you!

Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage
Adapted from Tastes of the South

2 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil
1/2 pound Andouille sausage, sliced
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (15-ounce) can light red beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 cup long grain rice
1 1/2 cups chicken broth, homemade or low sodium
1/2 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, chopped vegetables and garlic, and cook about 10-15 minutes until vegetables are tender and sausage is browned. Add the beans, tomato, thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Cook 5 more minutes and remove from heat. Stir in rice and broth.

In a small bowl, stir together bread crumbs and melted butter; set aside.

Add the skillet to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Carefully slide skillet out and sprinkle with the bread crumb mixture. Continue to bake until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes more. Serve with a side of cornbread.



41 Responses to “Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage”

  1. chef mimi August 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

    Wow – i can’t believe it’s been so hot in Oregon! Hopefully those temps can come down and you can do more delicious one-pot meals like this one!

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  2. Jodi August 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    oh how i ADORE red beans and rice! YUM! Great to hear from you! Such hot weather there! and internet outage – ouch!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger August 18, 2017 at 6:54 am #

      Thanks Jodi! I was glad to find a chance to pop in before I pop out into the camping world of no cell and internet again. πŸ™‚ xoxo

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  3. 1jaded1 August 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

    I’m glad you are doing okay. This dish sounds smoky, spicy, and yummy.

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  4. Garfield Hug August 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

    I cannot believe it…Oregon sizzling! I live in Eugene before and on the occasional Indian summer, it was “ducky” weather. I guess climate change is the cause! Sigh! Stay cool then.

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  5. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser August 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

    Yum-o-enjoy the Coast my friend. xoxoxo ccc

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  6. Gerlinde August 17, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

    As far as I am concerned sausages are always good and your dish looks yummy. Have a great vacation.

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  7. The Cooking spoon August 17, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

    Sounds delicious. Perfect for a rainy day ☺

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  8. FrugalHausfrau August 18, 2017 at 1:25 am #

    One of my absolute favorite meals! I have a version, but I’m trying yours next time!! πŸ™‚ Glad they finally got things worked out for you and that your weather is cooler – but the rain; lots here. Must have gotten sent our way, lol!!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger August 18, 2017 at 6:57 am #

      Oh no, sorry about all the rain! When I’m back into the internet world I’ll have to go find yours too. I’m popping in here to read comments before heading out camping. πŸ™‚

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      • FrugalHausfrau August 19, 2017 at 11:12 pm #

        I’ll see you when you’re back!! Have fun. And don’t tick off any bears!! πŸ™‚

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  9. Mad Dog August 18, 2017 at 2:30 am #

    That looks delicious! I wish I could get Cajun Andouille here – the French variety is a completely different sausage.

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  10. A Cookbook Collection August 18, 2017 at 6:43 am #

    That looks so delicious! I must try to find a substitute for andouille sausage here πŸ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger August 18, 2017 at 6:59 am #

      Oh I hope you can! If not, try a smoked sausage and maybe add a little more cayenne pepper, as andouille is quite spicy.

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  11. Teagan Geneviene August 18, 2017 at 7:32 am #

    That meal sounds yummy for any weather, Kathryn.
    Wow… I didn’t know it had been so dry there. Everybody else (including me) seems to be getting unusual amounts of rain. For us, unfortunately we still have the high temps along with the rain, making for a steam bath… (though I’m sure it would be even hotter without the rain).
    I hope the weather is beautiful for your getaway. You deserve to relax. Hugs on the wing!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger August 24, 2017 at 8:36 am #

      Thanks Teagan! We had a great time, the total eclipse was surreal, and came home with a large salmon filet from our RV neighbor who caught one and we brought home the rest of 5 large Dungeness crabs we caught that we didn’t eat. πŸ™‚

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      • Teagan Geneviene August 24, 2017 at 9:06 am #

        Relaxation, science, and food! It sounds like a great getaway, Kathryn. You did vacation right! Have a thriving Thursday. Hugs.

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  12. D. Wallace Peach August 18, 2017 at 7:35 am #

    The sudden rain and temp drop was such a relief – but now it feels like autumn! Waa! I too took advantage of the opportunity to cook some comfort food, Kathryn. This sounds tasty and simple to make, and I love the kick from the sausage. A definite for my table. And we’re braving the crowds for the eclipse – a little. No specific destination – just wandering back roads to get a little closer (leaving home at 2 a.m.) It will be an adventure! Enjoy the peace at the shore.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger August 24, 2017 at 8:36 am #

      Thanks Diana, the eclipse was awesome! Did you get to see it?

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      • D. Wallace Peach August 24, 2017 at 10:42 am #

        I did. Traveled down to McMinnville for a 58 second totality. I heard your area was super busy. But it was awesome, wasn’t it? I’m hooked and want to see another. πŸ˜€

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  13. mistimaan August 18, 2017 at 11:00 am #

    Great recipe and you have presented it well πŸ™‚

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  14. Chomp Chomp Food August 18, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

    This looks bomb diggity! Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. August 19, 2017 at 7:15 am #

    A good Southern dish and another great version for it. I pick up Tastes of the South every now and then – it’s a good magazine – I may even have this recipe already.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger August 24, 2017 at 8:38 am #

      Thank you Judi! I’ve not seen the actual magazine up here in Oregon but come across their recipes from time to time on the internet.


  16. Karina Pinella August 29, 2017 at 6:35 am #

    This looks so good!!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Agness of Run Agness Run September 2, 2017 at 6:04 am #

    My family will simply love this recipe! Can’t wait to give it a try and serve it for them!

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  18. Alex Olander November 3, 2017 at 12:48 am #

    Looks delicious, doesn’t it ??! Thanks for your nice recipe πŸ™‚

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