1 c. beef broth or bouillon
1/3 c. diced celery
1/3 c. chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 can (14.5-oz.) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15.5-oz.) chili beans
1/3 c. diced green pepper
1 t. oregano
1/2 t. cumin
1/4 t. pepper
3-6 drops Tabasco green pepper sauce (optional)
1 c. Minute Rice®, uncooked
1 14-16 oz. package smoked sausage, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices

In large non-stick skillet, bring broth to a boil. Add celery, onion and garlic. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 12-15 minutes.

Mary Ellen Sequin-Adomat, Traverse City