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Makes: 8 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
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Brazilian Black Beans and Sausage
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

2 teaspoons
oil
8 ounces
low-fat polish kielbasa sausage, cut into small pieces
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon
ground cumin
1 cup
uncooked rice
1 can
(15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups
water

Directions

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet); sauté sausage and onion until onion is clear.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to boil over high heat, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Add mushrooms or green bell peppers for variety.
  • If you like spicy food, add some cayenne pepper or chili powder.
  • Try brown rice and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  • Cook your own dry beans. One can (15 ounces) is about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups drained beans.
Serving Size: 
1 cup
Nutritional Label: 
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  • a glass of low-fat milk
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