Mix kidney beans and sausage into baked beans. Place in a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish and bake at 350° F for 60 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.
Serve as is or on top of hot cooked rice.
Variations: Use your family's favorite bean in place of the kidney beans. Add bacon or chunks of smoked ham or turkey instead of the sausage.
Or place in a shallow baking dish with pork chops or boneless skinless chicken breasts and pour bean mixture on top.
To serve pull out the pork chops/chicken and plate. Place the bean mixture on a bed of rice or just plain on the side or you can top the pork/chicken with the beans.
Add some green beans (or favorite vegetable) as a side dish, salad and some rolls and you have one big hearty meal.Servings: 4 to 6