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Red Beans, Sausage and Quinoa Review

Friday, February 01, 2013

Here's my next review for the "What's Cookin', Good Lookin'?" recipe challenge for the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team. I made the following Red Beans, Sausage and Quinoa recipe in celebration of Carnival, which has kicked off here in Venice:

I only made two changes to the original recipe: I used two cans of red beans to save time and 10 ounces of pork sausage instead of the turkey sausage since the recipe makes 10 servings. Because I didn't have to cook the beans down, I threw the entire cans of beans in (liquid and all) plus a little extra water and put all of the ingredients in together at the same time. I simmered everything for about half an hour. I found red quinoa at my local health food store and it worked beautifully with this. I toasted it in a bit of canola oil then let it simmer in some chicken broth until the liquid absorbed. I mixed half a cup of the finished product into my stew.

The result? Pure Cajun deliciousness! I added the Tabasco sauce as suggested like I do with the other Cajun-style stews I make and it definitely added something. This was great right off the bat and I'm really looking forward to having some leftovers tomorrow. I love how easy this was to put together yet so full of flavor. I give it top marks!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FIRECOM 2/21/2013 2:39PM

    Another great recipe to try. It is obvious that I share your dietary likes. thanks.

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SWEDE_SU 2/8/2013 6:03AM

    looks good - i'll give it a try minus the bacon and the sausage:-)

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TOMK29 2/4/2013 3:59PM

    Sounds good! I love the recipes that make several servings like this -- easy leftovers later in the week.

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HAKAPES 2/4/2013 1:07PM

    Sounds jummy!
Thanks for sharing!
How often do you try new recipes?

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CINDYSDAY 2/3/2013 9:02PM


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NEELIXNKES 2/3/2013 3:18PM

    Thanks for sharing! I will add this to my try list.

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RUDITUDI2000 2/3/2013 11:03AM

    I must try this one! Sounds delish! Leftovers rock. That is something I always try to have around, except cake, that must go home with visitors.
Have a great weekend! emoticon

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RUTHXG 2/3/2013 1:46AM

    Sounds like my kind of food--thanks for the review & link!

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CELIAMINER 2/2/2013 11:03PM

    Sounds awesome!

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MERRY_XMAS 2/2/2013 12:54PM

    Seems delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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KANOE10 2/2/2013 11:44AM

    Thanks for sharing. That looks like a great recipe. I like leftovers also.

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TORTISE110 2/2/2013 6:24AM

    Sausage in moderation adds such great flavor and feels like a treat. Sounds wonderful!

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LIVIN2LOVE1 2/2/2013 12:03AM

    It looks delicious! I can't wait to try it!

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KALEWINE 2/1/2013 10:45PM

    I love when I find a great, easy recipe!

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    Great reminder. Time to make some Jambalaya. :)

I've never had quinoa, but this might be a good reason to give it a try.

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INAFFIT319 2/1/2013 5:50PM

    mmm...sounds delicious!

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-AMANDA79- 2/1/2013 5:48PM

    Protein packed for sure! Looks delicious!


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