Black Beans & Rice



Serving size

1 1/2 cups beans with rice
240 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Serve with Brown Rice

Serve with Brown Rice

Black Beans & Rice


1 tsp. Olive oil
8 Ounces Link Sausage (sliced into 1/2 inch thick half rounds)
3 clove Garlic, raw (minced)
1 large White onions (diced)
1 large Green bell peppers (diced)
3 Medium stalk Celery, raw (diced)
5 cup Water
2 15 ounce can Canned no salt added black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp.. Ground cumin
1/2 tsp., leaves Dried oregano
1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. Ground cinnamon


Place the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook slowly, stirring frequently, until the fat renders out of the sausage and the sausage is lightly browned.

Remove the sausage to a plate and set aside.

Add the garlic to the rendered fat and saute, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Do not the garlic brown.

Add the onion and continue cooking, stirring frequently, for 3-5 minutes or until the onion is translucent.

Add the bell pepper and celery and continue cooking, stirring frequently, for another 4-5 minutes.

Return the sausage to the pan and add the water, black beans, salt, cumin, oregano, cayenne, and cinnamon.

Stir thoroughly and bring the mixture to a slow boil, then reduce heat to low and just barely simmer, uncovered, 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup water at a time, if needed, to prevent the beans from becoming too dry.

Serve over brown rice.

Serve this recipe with one of these starch side dishes.

Brown Rice

In a medium sauce pan, heat the water and salt. When the water boils, stir in the brown rice. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for 40-45 minutes. Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice. When a very small amount of…

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Slowly cooking the sausage so that the fat renders out of it is the key to giving this recipe fullest flavor without adding fat in the form of a roux (which is butter and flour). Be patient and cook this slooooowwwly. The beans will break down and thicken the dish (and of course mashing a few against the side of the pot with your spoon as it cooks won’t hurt either).

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Ray Bradbury