Simple Bean Recipe

Everyone knows that beans are pretty cheap to eat. If you pair them with rice or pearled barley you have a full meal. But most people think of beans as boring. They don’t have to be! Try this versatile recipe for beans and see how delicious and fun they can be!

If you shop carefully this recipe will cost you less than $10. This is also a recipe that freezes well, so you can eat half and freeze half for another day.

1 package beans (kidney beans, Great Northern or Navy are great)
1 package sausage (I like chicken sausage, but you can use what you like)
1 can diced tomatoes (I like Rotel – spicy!)
1 large container (32 oz) chicken broth
1 medium onion, chopped (I use Vidalia or Texas Sweet)
spices (I use salt, coarse ground black pepper, sweet basil, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder)
You can also add a little Liquid Smoke and Worchestershire sauce if you want.

Rinse and sort the beans then let soak overnight.


Put the beans in a large pot or crock pot. Add the sausage, tomatoes, chicken broth onion and spices.

Cover and cook over medium high to medium heat until the beans are soft. The cooking time will vary depending on the type of bean used.

Serve over rice or pearled barley.