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Saucy Kidney Beans And Rice

Saucy Kidney Beans And Rice
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Ameican
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 - 16 oz cans red kidney beans, plus 2 cans water
  • 8 oz cooked smoked sausage, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ tsp any Creole seasoning blend
  • ¼ tsp hot sauce
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients into a large saucepan over low heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Add cooked rice to kidney bean mixture.
  4. Stir until rice is mixed in well.
  5. Serve.


Pork Sausage Gravy

Pork Sausage Gravy
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
  • 1 lb. Pork Sausage
  • ⅓ Cup Corn Starch
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  1. Cook Sausage in frying pan. Do NOT drain grease.
  2. Add Corn Starch to grease and stir well.
  3. Add Milk, Salt and Pepper.
  4. Simmer over medium head, until desired thickness is desired.
  5. Serve over biscuits.


Sausage And Potato Mini-Turnovers

Sausage And Potato Turnovers
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Serves: 40
  • **FILLING**
  • 1 large Potato
  • ½ pound Bulk Pork Sausage
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • Salt -- to taste
  • **DOUGH**
  • 2 cups Masa Harina
  • 1¼ cups Warm water
  • Vegetable oil -- for deep-frying
  1. **FILLING**
  2. Peel potato and cut in to small pieces to they cook fast.
  3. In a saucepan boil potatoes in salted water for approximately 5 minutes or until tender.
  4. In skillet cook pork sausage.
  5. Add potato, oregano, and salt to taste and cook, stirring, 5 minutes
  6. Cool filling completely
  7. **DOUGH**
  8. Line Baking sheets with wax paper
  9. In bowl mix together masa harina and warm water until a dough forms.
  10. Break off small pieces of dough and shape into about forty 1-inch balls
  11. Place balls on baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap.
  12. Roll out to approximately 2½ inches wide.
  13. Place 1 rounded teaspoon of filling in each Tortillas.
  14. Heat grease to 375°F and deep fry turnovers for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown

Sausage Gravy


Sausage Gravy
  • 1 lb. pork sausage
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. Cook sausage and remove from pan.
  2. Add ⅔ cup flour to drippings in pan. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes or mixture starts to turn golden brown.
  3. Slowly add milk stirring constantly.
  4. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Cook gravy until it boils and thickens.
  6. Add sausage to gravy mixture.
  7. Server over warm biscuits.


Andouille Cajun Rice Casserole


Andouille Cajun Rice Casserole
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 6
  • ½ lb Andouille sausage
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ⅛ teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire (if you are allergic to fish do not put this in)
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  1. Put sausage on broiler pan and broil just until slightly crisp, turning to cook evenly. Remove and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Use 2 quart Casserole Dish.
  3. Put remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Cut andouille sausage into ½ inch circles, then add to the other ingredients and toss to combine.
  5. Turn mixture into a casserole dish, cover, then put in preheated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly hot.
  6. Remove and let stand for 5 minutes before uncovering to serve.


5 Quick and Frugal Breakfast Ideas

It is the first meal we eat when we get up in the morning. After a long night of sleep, we can’t do without it if we want to get our bodies going. No, I’m not talking about coffee. I’m referring to breakfast. Here are some ideas for breakfast that don’t require a drive-thru window.

1.  Have a piece of casserole. It takes time to cook eggs and bacon for breakfast. No one wants to ruin their clothes with the mess it can create. On Sunday night, get breakfast done early. Put together a casserole using your favorite ingredients. Fewer eggs are needed in a casserole than when frying or scrambling them for breakfast each morning. Depending on the size of your family, the casserole may last two to three mornings.

2.  Yogurt. Yogurt is a healthy and economical breakfast choice. When you are eating on the run, grab a container of yogurt and some dried or fresh fruit. Cutting up fruit on top of the yogurt adds carbohydrates to fuel you for the morning in addition to the calcium and protein in the yogurt itself.

3.  Breakfast shake. This is even quicker and can be ingested while driving without taking your eyes off the road or both hands off the wheel. Put together some frozen fruit favorites, ice cubes, frozen yogurt, and unsweetened juice in a blender. Pour into Styrofoam cups to keep it cold. Everyone can grab a cup on the way out the door. The nutritional effect is about the same as yogurt, but without the spoon.

4.  Pigs in a blanket. This is the homemade version. Whip up a batch of pancakes and freeze them in short stacks of three. A package or two of frozen link sausage is needed to create this quick and economical meal idea. Thaw out a stack of pancakes. Heat up three sausages in the microwave. Wrap a pancake around each sausage. Voila! You’ve got an instant pig in a blanket. Eat it as you watch the last of your favorite morning show or as you walk to the bus stop. It can be eaten in the car without too much fuss or mess. For a sweeter taste and less mess, add a little maple syrup or honey to the batter when making the pancakes.

5.  Breakfast sandwiches. In the evening, while you are getting things ready for the next day, grill up a few breakfast sandwiches. Choose whatever you like: turkey slices, ham slices, cheese, tomato, bacon, etc. When the sandwich cools, cut it into bite size pieces and put it in a container. In the morning, just grab a container; pop it into the microwave for fifteen or twenty seconds and breakfast is served.

These breakfast ideas are time saving and money-saving too. They make use of items you buy normally and also whatever you have around the house to create delicious fare for a morning rush. No more excuses for skipping breakfast or swinging into the fast food restaurant every morning. 

Black Beans and Sausage

Black Beans And Sausage
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion -- chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can black beans -- undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 pound pork sausage -- cooked and sliced
  1. In a skillet add oil and onions and saute for 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add tomatoes, beans, oregano, garlic powder, and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in cooked rice and sausage.