Prepare Cajun-Style Beef Sausage. Heat large nonstick pan over medium heat until hot. Add sausage mixture, onion, bell pepper and celery; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
Cajun-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner), 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Stir in 1-1/2 cups tomatoes, beans, rice, Cajun seasoning and broth. Cover and cook 5 to 6 minutes until rice is tender. Uncover and cook another 1 to 3 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Top with remaining 1/2 cup tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Nutrition information per serving: 380 Calories; 72 Calories from fat; 8g Total Fat (3 g Saturated Fat; 0 g Trans Fat; 0.4 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 3.1 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 80 mg Cholesterol; 580 mg Sodium; 45 g Total Carbohydrate; 11 g Dietary Fiber; 34 g Protein; 5 mg Iron; 985 mg Potassium; 1.1 mg NE Niacin; 0.5 mg Vitamin B6; 2.6 mcg Vitamin B12; 7.2 mg Zinc; 20 mcg Selenium; 96.9 mg Choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Choline.