Red Beans and Rice Soup


red beans

This is one of those recipes that is even better the next day. It has lots of great ingredients with a few steps using just one pot. This take on red beans and rice uses most of the traditional ingredients — sausage, red bell pepper, celery, diced tomatoes, tabasco. I added some rich chicken stock to the pot along with a bit of brown sugar and some garlic and thyme.  Just perfect for the chilly fall days ahead. Served here with Sour Cream Cornbread.



  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 lb. diced kielbasa
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce(optional)
  • 4-6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 6 cups cooked red beans
  • 2/3 cup converted white rice
  • Chopped scallions


  1. Saute kielbasa in a large pot over medium heat, 4-5 minutes. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic and seasonings. Cook, stirring constantly 3-4 minutes.
  2. Deglaze the pot with vinegar and Tabasco.
  3. Add broth, tomatoes, beans and rice. Partially cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  4. Garnish servings with chopped scallions.



About Worth Stopping By . . .

I am a blogger who would rather talk than write. I enjoy traveling, family time, friends and food/fine dining. I have made some real efforts in the kitchen lately, and I blog in order to document and motivate myself to: 1.) fully use all of the fresh ingredients in my kitchen and 2.) cook healthy, creative meals.

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