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Tex Mex Beans and Sausage one pan wonder

Posted on February 25, 2016 by in beef, pork

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Tex Mex Beans

Tex Mex Beans and sausages are so delicious and the beauty of this recipe, is that you require only one pan. That is why I call it a one-pan-wonder!

Tex Mex Beans are nothing fancy, maybe you have made it before, but in case you have not, this is a recipe to keep in your arsenal for those no-time-to-cook nights. My children love this, sometimes I make it without the sausages and it still rates as one of my most popular recipes. TexMex cuisine is kind of fake Mexican food….. wait maybe that is a bit harsh. Tex Mex food is characterized by an overload of shredded white cheese, beef or pork, beans, and spices. Traditionally it is served with  homemade tortillas, sour cream and buckets guacamole! Popular Tex Mex dishes are fajitas, con carne, Beef or Pork tacos and enchiladas. So in short, Tex Mex can be described as the convenience food version of real Mexican food. Lots of hand food, yum!

Tex Mex Beans

My Tex Mex beans are made with ingredients that you have in your pantry and freezer. If not, stock up today, because I promise you are going to make this recipe often, once your family has tasted it.

Tex Mex Beans

Tex Mex Beans and Sausages

serves 4 – 6


1 kg sausages – I use half beef and half pork sausages for flavor

30 ml Olyfberg olive Oil

1 large onion

1 small green pepper – chopped

1 small red pepper – chopped

1 small yellow pepper – chopped

10 ml smoked paprika

5 – 10 ml ground cumin

1 x 410 g tin chopped tomatoes

2 x 410 g tinned butter beans – drain the beans under running water

1 red chili – chopped (optional)

To serve

sour cream

strong white cheddar cheese

fresh coriander



Heat the oil in a cast iron pot or pan. Cut the sausage in smaller servings. Fry the sausages until cooked and browned. Remove the sausages from the pan and add the onion, peppers, paprika and cumin and saute the vegetables until soft. Do not add salt yet, the oil from the sausages are quite salty, so rather add seasoning at the end. Add the tomato and beans and mix through. Add the sausages and cook for 5 – 10 minutes. Serve in the pan or pot with lots of warm tortillas and all the Tex Mex trimmings.

Tex Mex Beans

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6 Responses to “Tex Mex Beans and Sausage one pan wonder”

  1. Wilina 26 February 2016 at 7:13 am #

    :LEKKER !!! My kinders het dit “kleintyd”army-kos genoem en was MAL daaroor……ons Saterdag-middag staatmaker

  2. Herman Kern 26 February 2016 at 8:42 am #

    If you say beef sausage then you are not talking about “wors” but about sausage by the same supplier as the pork sausages?

    • nerinatimm 7 March 2016 at 2:16 pm #

      Herman, It can be beef ro lamb, but yes Boerewors-style, because I like the flavor or coriander which is traditionally in boerewors. Pork sausages, if smoked, add the smokey flavor to the dish!


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