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Red Beans And Rice

Cooking spray -- optional
6 Ounces smoked sausage -- (use Butterball Turkey Smoked Sausage w 2.5g fat per oz)
1 Cup onion -- chopped
3/4 Cup green bell pepper -- chopped
1 Clove garlic -- minced (or more)
3 Cans red beans -- rinsed and drained (16 oz size)
14 1/2 Ounces stewed tomatoes -- or Rotel tomatoes
6 Ounces tomato paste
1/4 Teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 Teaspoon dried thyme
1 Tablespoon cajun seasoning
1/4 Teaspoon hot sauce -- or more to taste
1 Whole bay leaf
1 1/2 Tablespoons Hickory Smoke BBQ sauce
4 Cups rice -- cooked
Handful parsley -- chopped
Handful cilantro -- chopped

Coat dutch oven with cooking spray. Place over medium heat until hot. Add sausage and next 3 ingredients; saute until tender. [heat cast iron skillet until HOT, add onions and garlic, dry-saute until starting to brown, add peppers, add sausage, saute for 3-5 more minutes.]

Add beans and next seven ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, simmer 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove and discard bayleaf. Serve over rice.

[Add beans and next 7 ingredients, simmer for 30-35 minutes, until rice is done. Mix with rice.]

Yeild 8 servings