Smoked turkey sausage

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  1. my_psychosis


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    I have never even heard of it. It's supposed to be a healthy recipe, that's why turkey instead of pork. Can I use breakfast turkey sausage? Here is the recipe.

    Healthy Red Beans and Rice
    • 1 pound smoked turkey sausage
      2 tbsp canola oil
      1 large onion, diced
      1 yellow or red bell pepper, seeded and
      2 cloves garlic, minced
      1 bunch green onions, sliced, green part
      reserved for garnish
      1⁄2 tsp red pepper flakes
      1 tbsp dried oregano
      1 tsp fresh thyme, or pinch dried
      Pinch of salt
      1 tsp black pepper
      Three 15-ounce cans of kidney beans,
      drained and rinsed
      One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with
      basil and garlic
      1 bay leaf, whole
      1 cup brown rice, uncooked
      Hot sauce to taste
    1. Slice the sausage links in half lengthwise and
    then in half again. Cut crosswise to dice.
    2. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy
    saucepan with lid. Once hot, add the onions,
    bell pepper, garlic, and the white parts of the
    green onion. Cook until the vegetables are soft,
    about 5 minutes.
    3. Add the sausage to the pan and cook just
    until browned. Add the red pepper, oregano,
    thyme, salt, and black pepper and stir to combine.
    Then stir in the beans and tomatoes, and
    add the bay leaf.
    4. Add the rice, stir, and let cook for 1 minute to
    coat the rice. Add 1½ cups of water. Bring to a
    boil and immediately reduce to a simmer. Cover
    and continue to cook until the rice is tender,
    about 40 minutes. Before serving, remove the
    bay leaf and garnish with a dash or two of hot
    sauce, if desired, and the sliced green onions.


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