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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 187.2
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,016.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.7 g
  • Protein: 10.9 g

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New Orleans Red Beans


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Introduction

This vegetarian main dish is cholesterol-free, virtually fat-free, and chock full of vegetables. This vegetarian main dish is cholesterol-free, virtually fat-free, and chock full of vegetables.

Ingredients

    • 1 lb. dry red beans
    • 2 quarts water
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
    • 1 cup chopped celery
    • 4 bay leaves
    • 1 cup chopped green pepper
    • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
    • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
    • 2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper

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Directions

1. Pick through beans to remove bad beans; rinse thoroughly.



2. In a large pot combine beans, water, onion, celery, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and cook over low heat for about 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Stir. Mash beans against side of pan.



3. Add green pepper, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and black pepper. Cook, uncovered, over low heat till creamy, about 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves.



4. Serve with hot cooked brown rice, if desired.



Yield: 8 servings--Serving Size: 1-1/4 cup





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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Hubby and I liked it! We like spicy so added peppers and used a ham bone for more flavor. Used a splash of red hot sauce at the end for more spice and a little vinegar kick. Blended half the mixture too and ate with rice. - 4/21/09

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  • O.K.
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    The recipe should say to soak the beans over night or it will take longer to cook! I've made this several times and I finally remembered to soak them over night for an accurate cooking time. Other than that, the recipe was ok. - 4/13/09

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  • Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    IF cooking in a crockpot, just toss all ingredients in and cook for 8 hrs, no-peek! If stovetop cooking, try bringing dry beans to a boil, turn burner off, leave pot on burner and let stand for a few hours,, beans will be soft and ready to go! Cominos and garlic are a must! - 12/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    i loved it!! But i did read the reviews before i made it and added some Creole Seasoning and hot sauce to it. so i didnt actually make it as is. i also halfed it. My kids even ate it. served over rice and with cornbread. - 11/15/08

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am from the New Orleans area and do some things differently. First, I would soak the beans overnight making them softer and less time to cook. Second, I use basil and oregano instead of the thyme. Can be cooked in a crock pot. Just throw everything in the pot and let cook for 8 hours or more. - 5/6/08

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Its always a good idea to soak and RINSE the beans before cooking them. This helps to eliminate some of the undigestable sugars that cause the embarrassing after effects of beans! - 5/3/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made this afternoon to go with dinner. I tasted it and it is wonderful! Looking forward to dinner to have more than a very small taste. - 3/27/09

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I'm looking forward to trying this recipe with a few alterations: First, I'll have to cook the beans in my pressure cooker because we live at 5500 feet above sea level, and beans will never cook in this amount of time. I'm going to substitute cilantro for thyme and eliminate the salt. - 5/3/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Although its great as a vegetarian dish, I now use this as a bolgenaise as well as a taco/nacho mix! It is so versatile and is permanently in my recipe book! - 7/9/08

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It was good and filling. I did add some hot salt, creole seasoning and tabasco to it to spice it up just a little. - 5/3/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made the red beans with turkey sausage and brown rice. Its ws good. I also baked it in the oven in my bean pot from home interiers. - 12/18/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very filling - 12/8/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    great basic recipe - can't believe # of calories is so low - 5/16/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    First time I have tried this type of cooked beans.....reminded me a bit of Mexican refried beans. Will cook it again - 5/7/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good indeed - 5/4/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. Thanks - 5/3/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good, but you could get away with making about half as much. It's a HUGE amount. - 9/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I cooked mine in the crock pot for a few hours. Yummy! - 7/29/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe. Easy to make, tasty and great over brown rice - 6/7/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was tasty and could easily be spiced up with some Tabasco. Fairly easy to make, just takes a long time. Something for a weekend dinner. - 5/20/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet, but I believe the sodium content in the nutritional info is incorrect. Dry red beans only have 4mg of sodium per 1/2 cup. The salt would only account for 250mg per serving. - 5/4/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great! We only eat fish or chicken 3 times a week, so beans are a wondrful source of protein. I used cilantro in place of thyne, but any herb would do. - 5/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yes it may have been a bit bland, but that's why I loved it! So many recipes with New Orleans in the name are way too spicy for me. This was perfect! Thanks. - 5/3/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    As with others, had to add some more spices to liven it up. Ate it with brown rice. With extra spices, & pepper jack cheese (since that's what I had in the house), it was great. Very filling & tasted good too! - 1/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    fast and easy ! Good as well ! - 12/12/07

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