Sweet and Spicy Sausage Over Rice

This recipe came from a friend and it is gooood.

  • 1 package of beef smoked sausage
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 – 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 jar of 18 oz apricot preserves
  • 1 cup uncooked rice / quinoa

Dice the sausage into thick circles, and then cut those circles in half.  Place in large pan on stovetop on medium high heat.  While the sausage browns, start the rice and get that simmering (2 cups water to 1 cup of uncooked rice / quinoa).

Once the sausage is browned to your liking, lower the heat and add the can of diced tomatoes.  Next, stir in the taco seasoning (start with 1/2 of package and add more to taste — the taco seasoning is what makes this dish spicy).  Add the apricot preserves in next, starting with a spoonful, and working your way up to 1/2 of the jar (again, add to taste).  Personally, I add in the full package of taco seasoning, and as close to half as I can get of the apricot preserves.

Stir well and let simmer until rice / quinoa is also done.  Serve the sausage mixture over rice / quinoa and enjoy!

This recipe can easily be doubled for lots of leftovers.

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