Wednesday, February 03, 2010 | 1:51 PM
Dine On A Dime: Smoked Sausage Creole
The secret to soul food is in its savory taste and unique flavor. But it's the love that went into those recipes that have been passed down for generations that make them special. And with the "Dine on a Dime" meal solutions, Hillshire Farm is passing along the secrets to you. If affordable, tasty meals are your thing, add some flavor to your dinner table with these Hillshire Farm soul food recipes. Creole cooking is all about blending terrific flavors, enjoying good times, taking it easy and doing it your way. That's why this recipe is a perfect intro to this great cuisine. Fix it in minutes, spice it just the way you like it, sit back and let it go to town on your taste buds.
Ingredients: 1 pkg. Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage cup chopped green bell pepper 1/3 cup chopped celery cup chopped onion 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies cup water 1 pkg. (5.6 ounces) Spanish rice mix cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives teaspoon ground black pepper Directions: Cut sausage in half lengthwise, then cut into " slices. Heat a 5-6 quart pan over medium-high for 3 minutes. Add sausage, peppers, celery and onion; cook, stirring frequently 4-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender and sausage is lightly browned. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 10-12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Cook's Tip: For spicier Creole flavor, use Hillshire Farm Hot Links in place of the smoked sausage. For more Dine On A Dime stories, Click here.
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