Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Family-Style Frankfurters with Rice and Red Beans

While on a recent trek to Target (or as we like to say in our family Tar-jay), I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this cookbook.

With its beautiful glossy pages and a price point under $14, it instantly found its way into my shopping cart.

So, while hubby and I were deciding on "what's for dinner?" I stumbled upon this recipe...

Quick, easy, hearty meal...SOLD!

This dish could not have been easier to prepare, and the fact that it only takes one dish had me sold (I am usually the clean up person).

Family-Style Frankfurters with Rice and Red Beans

Makes 6 servings (however, this is super filling so maybe more)

1 TBS vegetable oil (we used olive oil)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves, garlic, chopped
1 can (15oz) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 oz) Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 pound gluten-free beef frankfurters, cut into 1/4 inch thick pieces (or regular if you do not have to worry about being GF free)
1 C uncooked instant brown rice
1 C gluten-free vegetable broth (or other if you do not have to worry about GF free)
1/4 C packed brown sugar
1/4 C ketchup (even though I have a sensitivity to tomatoes, I was okay with this small amount)
3 TBS dark molasses
1 TBS Dijon Mustard

1. Preheat oven to 350*F.  Spray 13X9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. (we eliminated this step by preparing everything in our dutch oven).
2. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes or until tender.
3. Add beans, frankfurters, rice, broth, brown sugar, ketchup, molasses and mustard to saucepan; gently mix. Transfer to prepared baking dish (unless using a dutch oven).
4. Bake, covered, 30 minutes or until rice is tender.

During the cooking process. Beautiful color!

Really thickens up.  This is a stick to your ribs kinda meal!!!

So good, and so filling!!!

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.  Thank you to everyone for all the sweet well wishes for our oldest's birthday.  She had a wonderful day, and is back hard at work teaching another semester!  

I just recently made some changes to our Master Closet and hope to share the details soon!


Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

That cookbook looks like something you will use often! I don't think of cooking hot dogs except on the grill - what a fun recipe to try :-)

Allison said...

You have been trying all sorts of recipes lately! Always so fun to try something new.

Mike @TheIronYou said...

Hahaha loving the you guys are calling Target Tar-jay.
I like to call Trader Joe's Trade-jay, which is kind of the same thing.
I'm a bing fan as well of one-dish meals (less cleaning = more time for other things) and this one looks very delectable and healthy!

Val said...

This looks so amazing and comforting.

Leslie said...

I call this soul food! This looks great Lauren:) Thank you for the recipe! Hope your week is going well. xxleslie

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh looks yummy! I will have to pick it up...For certain reasons I need to start taking gluten out, I'm a little nervous but this sure makes it look easy.

Krystle Smith said...

This looks really yummy! I'm not gluten free but I am trying to watch my carbs so omitting the bread is a great idea!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Looks like the perfect cold weather meal! Thanks for sharing!

Brandi said...

Looks so delicious, Lauren. You really have me convinced that GF may be the way to go!

Chic Coastal Living said...

Looks like one delicious hearty meal! Yumm!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Lauren, this looks so good on a cold day like today! I love beans and I think I'm making some tonight! YUM! And thank you kindly for coming AND leaving a comment. HAPPY WEEK! Anita

Linda P said...

Lovely dish for a cold day. Stick to your ribs is wonderful when we are hungry. Love the color too! xo