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Black Beans and Sausage

This recipe for black beans and sausage is a flavorful combination of wholesome ingredients that make for an easy lunch or dinner.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy meals
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • large stockpot
  • medium sautee pan


Black Beans

  • 1 pound dry black beans soaked overnight
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon season salt

Fried Smoked Sausage

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 14 ounces smoked sausage cut into coins


Black Beans

  • Rinse the black beans.
    1 pound dry black beans
  • Add the beans to a large bowl and cover with water. Place plastic wrap over the top of the bowl and let the beans soak for 8 hours, minimum.
  • Rinse the beans again, then add to a large stockpot. Cover in 8 cups of water.
    8 cups water
  • Set the stove to medium heat and simmer the beans for 1-1/2 hours.
  • Turn the heat up on the stockpot. In a bowl, add the beef broth and stir in the cornstarch. Pour into the pot.
    1/2 cup beef broth, 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Bring to a boil and let the liquid in the pot thicken, takes about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the seasonings. Turn off the heat.
    1/2 tablespoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon season salt

Fried Smoked Sausage

  • Cut the smoked sausasge into coins.
  • Place a pan on the stove and turn to medium-high heat. Add the olive oil to the pan.
    1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Add the smoked sausage to the pan and sautee until golden brown, for about 5 minutes.
    14 ounces smoked sausage
  • Serve the black beans topped with the smoked sausage. Enjoy!


Tips for making this recipe:

  • You can use 3 cans of black beans in place of the dried black beans, just make sure to rinse them before using them.