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Dine On A Dime: Quick Red Beans & Rice

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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. Here are three steps to a delicious meal that's ready to eat in under a half hour. Start with Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage. Add red beans, rice, and veggies. Simmer it all together for a delicious dinner that will get the family running to the table.   Ingredients: 1 pkg. Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage 1 onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, seeded, chopped cup chopped celery 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed, drained 1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth teaspoon dried oregano teaspoon dried thyme 1 bay leaf 2-3 teaspoons hot pepper sauce Hot cooked long grain white rice Optional: chopped parsley   Subsitutes: Beef Smoked Sausage, Lite Smoked Sausage, Turkey Smoked Sausage, Hot Links, Beef Hot Links   Directions: Cut sausage into " slices.  Heat a 5 to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.   Add sausage, onion, green pepper, celery and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in kidney beans, chicken broth, oregano, thyme and bay leaf.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook 12-15 minutes or until slightly thickened.  Add hot sauce to taste. Remove bay leaf and serve over hot cooked rice.  Sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired. Cook's Tip:  Like it hot? Substitute Hillshire Farm Hot Links for the Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage. For more Dine On A Dime stories, Click here.
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