Some minor changes:
- canned beans (white, not red - it's what was on hand)
- green peppers instead of celery
- simmered all ingredients (minus rice) on the stove top over low for about 2 hours
- and I sorta halved the recipe - except I used all of the garlic
- came out soupier than expected so we used a slotted spoon to serve
Oh and Laura was over for dinner; and she liked it, too. We decided smoked sausage is some of our very favorite meat!