This was a recipe that I adapted from Cooking Light and prepared for dinner last night. The liquid never got as thick as I wanted, but the flavor is actually quite good. It's a pretty simple recipe so it's perfect for a weeknight and actually pretty cheap to make.
Red Beans and Rice w/ Smoked Turkey Sausage
2 cups dried small red beans
2 tsp. olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
4 garlic cloves , minced
10 cups water
2 Tbsp. salt-free Cajun seasoning
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 lb. smoked turkey sausage, thinly sliced
3 cups hot cooked long-grain rice
Chopped green onions
Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; cover and let soak for 8 hours. Drain and rinse beans.
Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes. Stir in beans, water and next 4 ingredients (through sausage); bring to boil. reduce heat , simmer 1 1/2 hours or until mixture thickens. Serve over rice; garnish with green onion.