My current version of a classic recipe here is still a work in progress, but it's a pretty good one. This is a meal in itself, and tastes even better the next day when reheated.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
15
Yield:
14 to 16 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare the rice in a large pot according to package directions.

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  • Cut the kielbasa into 1-inch chunks and quarter the chunks. Place in a large skillet over medium-high heat for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Season with cayenne pepper to taste. Transfer this to the pot with the rice, reserving the grease in the skillet.

  • In the same skillet over medium-high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes. Stir in the rice, and onion; reduce heat to medium and saute for 5 more minutes. Drain well and add to the pot. Stir the kidney beans, pinto beans, and pork and beans into the pot. Add a little water, if necessary, and simmer over low heat until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

615 calories; protein 25.1g 50% DV; carbohydrates 77.1g 25% DV; fat 21.9g 34% DV; cholesterol 67.3mg 22% DV; sodium 620.6mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
This looked interesting. I made a lot less though only 2 cups of uncooked rice half a kielbasa and I just eyed the amount of ground beef I wanted to use. I still used about 1/4 cup onion about a teaspoon of garlic and LOTS of cajun seasoning which had cayenne pepper and other spices in it. Salt & pepper to taste. I used 1 can each of black beans and kidney beans. It still made PLENTY. I did add about 1/4 water and a little 'juice' from the black beans since other reviewers said it was dry. I'm glad I did. It was tasty and I think it will taste even better as leftovers. This was easy to modify to my taste don't be afraid to experiment. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2003
This receipe was tasty but too dry even after adding water to it. You can't add too much water as you will weaken the flavor. Had some left over for another meal so I added a can of beef gravy & 1/2 can of water and this is just what the doctor ordered. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
This looked interesting. I made a lot less though only 2 cups of uncooked rice half a kielbasa and I just eyed the amount of ground beef I wanted to use. I still used about 1/4 cup onion about a teaspoon of garlic and LOTS of cajun seasoning which had cayenne pepper and other spices in it. Salt & pepper to taste. I used 1 can each of black beans and kidney beans. It still made PLENTY. I did add about 1/4 water and a little 'juice' from the black beans since other reviewers said it was dry. I'm glad I did. It was tasty and I think it will taste even better as leftovers. This was easy to modify to my taste don't be afraid to experiment. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2006
Not too shabby even with making changes. Okay 6 cups of uncooked rice just seems over the top a bit. Not to mention you'd need one heck of a big pot. Scaled that back to 2 but reasonably would have been good with 2.5 or 3. Used one can each of kidney and pinto beans skipped the Pk&B added corn and cheese. Top it with a little sour cream and you've got a hearty meal. A dash of cumin helps too. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2003
This receipe was tasty but too dry even after adding water to it. You can't add too much water as you will weaken the flavor. Had some left over for another meal so I added a can of beef gravy & 1/2 can of water and this is just what the doctor ordered. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2012
I made this the other night as we needed a good budget dinner for the fam. We all enjoyed it but I did add some seasoning. I used a cajun seasoning mix and added about 1/2TB. or maybe a little more. This might not be to everyone's taste but I would definatly recommend some sort of added seasoning. Also please cut WAY down on the rice as that amount of raw will give you 3/4 GALLON of cooked rice!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2003
I substituted hot Italian sausage w/ no ground beef and it was still delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2006
i realized at the last minute we didn't have some of the ingredients instead of the beans we had black beans chickpeas and baked beans. Instead of the cayenne I used a little chili powder some garlic salt and cumin. It came out GREAT (we served with corn bread for some down home food.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2006
The taste of this was really good; however I gave it 4 stars because it did get very dry. I think next time I will add a can of chicken broth. I also served it over the rice instead of mixing it all together. I will definately make this again. My whole family enjoyed it. Thanks for a yummy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2009
The rice amount seems WAY off to me. But besides that I really did not like this. All I could taste was beans and it was really bland. This makes a HUGE amount of food that I feel was completely wasted. So disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2004
This recipe didn't turn out the way I expected it to. It was rather dry once it was done and the taste wasn't what I expected. Read More
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